But before Pierce and his family raised the banner with his number to the rafters, his son provided some laughs by putting a No. 34 hat on the Larry O'Brien Trophy. "Where would I be without you guys, the best fans in the world?"
Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge each took the microphone to reflect on Pierce's career, as did former Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. "So that's a good sign". Dedmon matched his career high with 20 points and had 13 rebounds in his matchup with Andre Drummond, who had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit. Larry Nance Jr. didn't do too bad with five points and four rebounds in 21 minutes.
James stole Pierce's spotlight with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to power the Cavaliers to a statement 121-99 victory against former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Celtics in a battle of Eastern Conference heavyweights at TD Garden. Marcus Morris was the only other player in double figures with 17 for Boston, which dropped its second straight. Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points, and Michael Beasley had 16 points and 13 rebounds for NY.
Kings waive Joe Johnson: Three days after being acquired at the trade deadline, Joe Johnson was waived by the Kings.
JB Hi-Fi sales and revenue lift
JB Hi-Fi closed one of its New Zealand stores in the six months ended December 31, while opening seven new stores in Australia. The company now expects its full-year profit to be in the $235-$240 million range - beating its $172 million result last year.
Ragbir safe from deportation for now
Ragbir was scheduled for deportation Saturday but won a temporary stay Friday while a federal judge reviews his case. Large crowds gathered in Lower Manhattan Saturday for a rally and march in support of immigrant rights.