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Paul Pierce will sit to rest his bruised heel, but professional basketball nonetheless returns to the TD Garden tonight at 7:30 p.m. A few things to watch:Sasha Pavlovic’s debut:The thought of relying on Pavlovic (even slightly) makes me contemplate whether to stick my head into a blazing bonfire. He’s been one of the NBA’s very worst players during each of the past four seasons and hasn’t shown any signs of being a capable rotation player since Dirk Nowitzki was still considered a choker (read: it’s been a very long time since Pavlovic was useful). Times have changed violently since then, and John Hollinger now writes with scorn when addressing Pavlovic: “As long as [the Celtics] can avoid playing Sasha Pavlovic in an actual game, they’ll be fine,” is not exactly a ringing endorsement for the player who might start on Sunday during Boston’s regular season opener.Yes, hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife — Pavlovic might start a regular season NBA game on Sunday. Although Marquis Daniels i
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Is he worried about the Knicks game for Pierce?
“I’m concerned now,” Rivers said. “For after that, I’m not that concerned, but for the 25th, yeah, I’m concerned about it.”
Forbes Magazine has published a poll of the NBA's Most Disliked Players.
In a bit of a surprise, Paul Pierce is 8th:
Some fans just have strong feelings about Celtics and Lakers players. Plus, Pierce was very outspoken on the union’s negotiating tactics during the recent NBA lockout.
I'm not buying it. I highly doubt his role in the lockout impacted his likeability...
The Celtics captain, Paul Pierce is expected to miss tonights game against the Toronto Raptors thanks to his nagging heel injury. Pierce has yet to practice with the team and missed Sundays preseason opener also against Toronto. Celtics coach Doc Rivers spoke with the media yesterday on the topic and expressed his concern on the [...]
Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #Celtics Paul Pierce (heel ... via kwout
Oh boy. I'm not even sure what to make of this:
Doc on Pierce: "I’m [not] concerned long-term, but I’m concerned short-term."
They hope to get Pierce to practice on Friday. Hope.
Yup.. we're off to a rockin' start to the season already.
Via the Globe's Gary Washburn:
Doc Rivers said he thinks its "doubtful" Paul Pierce will play Christmas Day vs. Knicks #celtics
That's not the best news in the world, but it will be really funny when the Celtics beat the Knicks without him and people freak out about the Knicks being overrated.
Doc addressed the media after practice today and voiced his concerns on Paul Pierce's heel injury, as well as praised the team chemistry. He also gave some insights as to what player combinations we might see on the floor together in future games with our bigs.
Paul Pierce took part in informal shooting drills at practice yesterday but his status for the Celtics’ season opener Sunday in New York has not been determined.
WALTHAM - Paul Pierce went through a rather lengthy shooting session yesterday, but his bruised right heel again...
Celtics captain Paul Pierce missed practice yesterday and will not play when the team hosts Toronto in its final preseason game tonight.
This would be a great signing for Boston. Pietrus is a bigger guy with above average defensive ability and can hit from long range. Last season was far from his best as he only shot 39 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range, but he has the ability to get hot in a hurry and he would make the Celtics that much deeper off the bench. Besides, I still have nightmares...
Paul Pierce is apparently still suffering from a right heel injury that first acted up at the beginning of training camp and he won't play in the Celtics' final preseason game against Toronto on Wednesday. Doc Rivers commented on Pierce's injury."I'm concerned," Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. "I'm not concerned long-term, but I am concerned short...
WALTHAM - If you go by what Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were thinking back in the summer of 2007,...
There is no place Tyson Chandler would rather be on Christmas than at Madison Square Garden trying to make life miserable for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. But there is a part of him will miss being in Dallas as they hand out championship rings.
The folks at Bovada (formerly BoDog) have put out some new odds for the upcoming season. Right now they've got the over/under at 38.5. Here's how they've got the Atlantic division:
New York: 41.5
New Jersey Nets: 21.5
So these oddsmakers have the Celtics behind the Knicks and barely ahed of Philly...