Paul Pierce's dejected look from Celtics blowout became an incredible meme

Feb 11 2018 Boston MA USA Cleveland Cavaliers forward Le Bron James celebrate on the bench during the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 121 99 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

And this time, Paul Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to help.

Robert Parish played during the second-most successful era in Boston Celtics history. It was the first time the team would put the rebooted version on the court.

"I know the guys that are here are very excited about this opportunity", James said. "It's nearly like the new guys have been here", James said. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

After Pierce hoisted his banner to the rafters, fans chanted "Thank you Paul Pierce".

Pierce will be the 22nd Celtics player to have his jersey hanging in the rafters of TD Garden. Though for Pierce, this moment is definitely a special one. "I wanted to be out there".

The 64 points the Celtics allowed in the first half were the most they've given up before halftime all season long. "They had a lot to do with that".

By the way, Parish is fourth on the team's all-time scoring chart.

While the game got off to a promising start for the Cavaliers, it got off to a better one for the Celtics.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. Larry Nance Jr. didn't do too bad with five points and four rebounds in 21 minutes.

Raptors 123, Hornets 103: DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and eight assists, C.J. Miles had 24 points and visiting Toronto routed Charlotte. Marcus Morris was the only other player in double figures with 17 for Boston, which dropped its second straight. Dwane Casey earned his 300th victory as head coach of the Raptors. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and five assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Kings waive Joe Johnson: Three days after being acquired at the trade deadline, Joe Johnson was waived by the Kings. The Kings sent guard George Hill to Cleveland in the deal.



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