Former Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to Boston yesterday for the first time since they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Pierce played his whole career, a total of 1,274 career games. Garnett played 6 years for the Celtics where he took the Boston Pride very seriously. The Celtics organization gave Garnett and Pierce two separate video tributes in the first half. Boston fans showered both former Celtics with applause during the videos that lasted several minutes for each player.
The two former Celtics had slow games as they both only scored 6 points but the Nets won 85-79. It was a great moment for the former Celtics who both expressed how they felt after the game. Pierce with a post game interview and the other two players spoke during post game press conferences.