Posted January 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
A recent spate of injuries isn't proving much of an obstacle to the Boston Celtics, thanks in large part to Paul Pierce. The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been much of an obstacle for opponents recently. Pierce looks to continue both his surge and that of his team Sunday night as the Celtics go for a season-high five-game winning streak in the opener of a home-and-home set with the visiting Cavaliers. Boston (9-9) is currently playing without starters Ray Allen (ankle), Rajon Rondo (right wrist) and Jermaine O'Neal (knee). Rondo has been out five games, while Allen has missed three and O'Neal two. It's unclear when any of them will return, but the Pierce-led Celtics are managing just fine. Boston has won four in a row by an average of 13.0 points. Pierce is averaging 26.3 points, 8.8 assists and 7.3 rebounds during the winning streak. Pierce was stellar again Friday, coming two assists shy of a triple-double in a 94-87 home victory over Indiana. He scored 17 of his 28 points in ...
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