Paul Pierce’s rookie campaign in Boston was cut short by a lockout between players and team owners. The season tipped off in February 1999 and the Celtics rookie started 47 of the team’s 50 games. Pierce led the team in points and steals while collecting the second-most rebounds. Although Pierce made an instant impact in his first NBA season, including finishing third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting, the team struggled to a 19-31 record.
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