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The Boston Celtics could have used Pal Pierce Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. An argument could be made that the team would not have lost to the T-wolves 110-100 had he been in the line-up. Then again, maybe not.
Either way, he had a great reason for not being there. He and his wife were bringing a bouncing baby boy into the world (congratulations).
Now naming a child is a pretty serious thing. After all, the child is going to carry this name around his entire life. Lots of folks will go with a common name that they like such as John, Tom, Bob, or Paul. Others like to make sure that their child is going to be the only person in class with their name.
Paul Pierce kind of straddles both categories with a desire for uniqueness and the traditional. Alex Kennedy, from HoopsWorld shared his thoughts and the name in this tweet:
Paul Pierce named his newborn son Prince Paul Pierce. That's pretty awesome.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 4, 2013
I don't think I would call it awesome, but I don't know how I do feel about it. I keep thinking that LeBron James is thinking his kids should be the 'prince' since he is the king.
Hmmm...future coup in the making?
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It turns out Paul Pierce had a good reason to miss Monday night's game; Paul and his wife were welcoming their new son Prince Paul Pierce into this world. The team traveled to Minnesota without him because she was close to giving birth he didn’t want to leave her. The couple’s first son was born at 8:21 PM on Tuesday. Pierce on WEEI after the game had this to say:
If you were watching Sunday night's contest in New York, you may have noticed Paul Pierce icing his ankle late in the fourth quarter. The Truth had suffered a sprain to that ankle earlier in the game and as a result he missed Monday night's match-up at Minnesota. But was it really all just because of a bum ankle? Celtics insider, A. Sherrod Blakely, had originally reported...
No KG or Pierce at Celtics shootaround this morning. Pierce remains game-time decision vs. DET, according to the team.55 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergStrangely enough, I think the Celtics will pull this win out, regardless of Pierce’s playing status. Boston has lost seven of its last nine games and is 0-2 against the pesky Pistons (not...
Last night Paul Pierce missed just his second game in what has been a remarkable 15th pro season. The Celtics fell to 0-2 without him, losing to two inept basketball teams (Charlotte and Minnesota) by a combined 38 points in those games.
Pierce tweaked his ankle in the Celtics blowout loss to the Knicks on Sunday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Pierce sat out for...
When players miss games for ambiguous “personal reasons,” fans are left to wonder just how important those reasons were. In Paul Pierce‘s case, they were important personally — but also for the team, if Pierce’s prediction turns out to be true.
The Celtics linchpin skipped Monday night’s game because his first son was being born. He announced the news to WEEI on Wednesday...
Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the Celtics' home game Friday night against Cleveland because of a sore left ankle.
Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that the Celtics were being cautious with Pierce, but expected him to be available Sunday when they host the Washington Wizards.
Pierce also missed a game at Minnesota on Monday for the birth of his son.
The Celtics were...
More postgame interviews as they become available. On a side note, congrats to Paul Pierce and his wife on their newborn son Prince Pierce.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
First off, it was great to hear that the whole team, Rajon Rondo, Sully, and KG included were on the court today as the Celtics honored members of the military. The photo above shows members of the Air Force presenting a flag that was flown in the Middle East to Doc and the team.
Second, Paul Pierce didn't practice today, but it wasn't related to the personal reasons that...
Tonight, the Celtics will remain home for another game against a below .500 team. This time the opponent will be the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs record this season is a weak 22-52, so this game should be won. They just need to put up the effort. Here are tonight's five things:
5. GET CRAWFORD HOT AGAIN:
In these last seven games, the Celtics will need to be at their absolute...
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At home: 25-11
On road: 10-27
Streak: Lost 2
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics lost a close one to the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night at TD Garden 97-91. The Celtics were without their two leaders; Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Garnett is still out with an ankle inflammation, and…
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The Pistons really...
With a game like this, following a losing skid that has seen the Celtics drop 7 of their past 10 game, it would be easy to blame the injuries to Garnett or any other member of this decimated team but these recent losses are starting to become a cause for concern. The team is limping towards the playoffs and is in danger of losing its position in the seeding. To make matters worse...
Jeff Green has made quite a name for himself while helping fill in for the injured Kevin Garnett.
He may need to step up even more with Paul Pierce banged up, too.
Green looks to build on another terrific effort as the playoff-bound Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who try to avoid an 11th consecutive loss Friday night.
Green, who burst onto the scene with a career...