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Keeping Pace

Here are a few photos from a few weeks ago, when the Indiana Pacers were in town visiting the Celtics, who at the time were in the middle of their epic, pre-Christmas win streak. A little late, but what can I say, I’ve been busy!

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce tries to block a shot from Indiana forward Danny Granger at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce tries to block a shot from Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Pacers guard T.J. Ford goes up for a layup in front of Celtics forward Ray Allen against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Pacers guard T.J. Ford goes up for a layup in front of Celtics forward Ray Allen against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis pumps his fists after one of his teammates drew a foul on his jump shot as Indiana Pacers forward James Posey shows his reaction at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis pumps his fists after one of his teammates drew a foul on his jump shot as Indiana Pacers forward James Posey shows his reaction at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. The Celtics won, 99-88.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce stares down Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce stares down Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal posts up against  Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal posts up against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis, left, and center Shaquille O'Neal go up for a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Celtics forward Glen Davis, left, and center Shaquille O'Neal go up for a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Dec. 19, 2010.

999 Wins

1000.

That’s a pretty big number, especially when it comes to sports. For just about anything, it’s a milestone achievement, no matter how you put it.

I was hired Wednesday night by the Denver Post to cover the Nuggets as they faced off against the Celtics as head coach George Karl went for his 1,000th career coaching win. The assignment was simple — stay on the coach in the event that they win. Well, unfortunately for the Nuggets, and with star player Carmelo Anthony sidelined, a win wasn’t in the cards. It was pretty much a blowout, as the Celtics cruised to a 105-89 win.

Unfortunately, a coach not reaching a milestone isn’t exactly newsworthy, so my photos will be relegated to the back burner of history unless by some fluke, coach Karl never wins another game ever again.

12.8.2010 — BOSTON — Nuggets coach George Karl expresses his frustration as his team falls behind against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Dec. 8, 2010.


12.8.2010 — BOSTON — Nuggets coach George Karl expresses his frustration as his team falls behind against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Dec. 8, 2010.


12.8.2010 — BOSTON — Nuggets coach George Karl looks on as his team falls behind against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Dec. 8, 2010.


12.8.2010 — BOSTON — Nuggets head coach George Karl, left, and assistant coach Melvin Hunt argue a call while facing the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Dec. 8, 2010. The Nuggets lost, 105-89, leaving Karl at 999 career wins.