Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce moved past Larry Bird on the franchise's all-time scoring list Tuesday night, ESPN said.
Pierce moved into second place behind John Havlicek as the Celtics defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 94-84 at TD Garden.
As he was poised to pass Bird, Pierce swore on Sunday night that he would not think about the milestone moment during Tuesday's game, but he lied.
After two days of hype passed, Pierce began to feel more expectations as he took the floor on Tuesday.
Pierce finished the game with 15 points, passing Bird on a third quarter 3-pointer from the right wing. He also came very close to recording a triple-double, by adding nine assists and eight rebounds in 37 minutes of play.