Found December 23, 2011 on The New York Post:
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn’t practice Friday because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston’s season opener against the Knicks on Christmas Day. Pierce did shoot around after the session, but coach Doc Rivers wasn’t optimistic his captain would be...

Pierce may miss opener against Knicks

Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn't practice because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston's season opener against the Knicks in New York on Christmas Day. Pierce did shoot around after Friday's practice, but coach Doc Rivers said ''I still think it's doubtful'' he'll play Sunday, when the Celtics and Knicks are playing one of the...

Ask Dr. John: Regarding Paul Pierce and his Heel Bruise

According to reports from the Boston Celtics and Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce will miss at least the first game of the regular season…even if he is cleared by Eddie Lacerte.  But, though we’ve heard a lot about Pierce’s diagnosis, not much has been said about what a heel bruise is.           [...]

Paul Pierce out against New York Knicks

Mr. Pavlovic, the floor is yours.

Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce out versus Knicks– Confirmed

TNT Sports just confirmed that Paul Pierce will sit out today’s season opener at MSG. Sasha Pavlovic will get the start. Paul continues to suffer from a nagging heal injury. Stay tuned to CLNSRadio for more game updates from Manhattan.

Celtics' Pierce to miss opener against Knicks

Paul Pierce, who missed much of training camp and both of the Boston Celtics' preseason games with a bruised right heel, won't play in Sunday's season opener against the New York Knicks.

Celtics' Pierce might miss opener against Knicks

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn't practice Friday because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston's season opener against the Knicks in New York on Christmas Day.

Injured Pierce to miss opener vs. Knicks (AP)

Boston forward Paul Pierce missed the NBA season opener at New York because of a bruised right heel, and the Celtics hope he can return Tuesday when they visit Miami. Sasha Pavlovic started at forward for the Celtics on Sunday. Coach Doc Rivers says Pierce did little during a light practice Saturday, making it an easy decision to sideline the All-Star.

Celtics Live Blog: Paul Pierce Travels to New York But Uncertain to Play on Christmas Against Knicks

8 a.m.: Paul Pierce is in the building, but whether he will suit up with a sore heel for Sunday's game against the Knicks remains uncertain. The 34-year-old forward had been declared "doubtful" for this game by Celtics coach Doc Rivers, but the news that Pierce made the trip to New York creates the possibility he could play. It would not be the first time he hobbled...

With Pierce Likely Out, Sasha Pavlovic In Line to Start for Celtics Opener

  ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg tweeted earlier today that Doc Rivers still feels as is Celtics veteran Paul Pierce is doubtful to play Christmas day for the season opener against the New York Knicks. This comes as little surprise to Celtics fans since Pierce failed to participate in any of the Celtics preseason games and [...]

Knicks defeat Celtics in season opener 106-104

Despite the Celtics playing without Paul Pierce, the Knicks still had to sweat it out before Carmelo Anthony saved Christmas. The Knicks blew an 17-point first-half lead and rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to secure a 106-104 victory at the new Garden as a sensational Anthony popped...

First Cup: Thursday

Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: The Celtics might come into the Garden on Christmas Day without a hobbled Paul Pierce. Later on that day, Kobe Bryant could be sitting out with a wrist injury when the Lakers host the Bulls. Obviously, this is not the kind of news David Stern needs, only four days before the NBA opens another lockout-shortened season. But as Celtics coach...

Celtics, With New Bench, Seek Another Title

Boston, which opens the season Sunday against the Knicks, has a new squad of players to support Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 12/23

Herald   Big Three gear up for another Celtics title run Danny Ainge keeps his balance Paul Pierce still hurting, will rest today Knicks renovations missing point At a glance: Celtics 2011-12 roster Globe  Celtics may be interested in Pietrus Paul Pierce has time to build on his legacy with Celtics Globe 10.0 - Which Celtics must step up? For Ray Allen, there's no greener...
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