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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 in New York on Christmas Day. Pierce did shoot around after the session, but coach Doc Rivers wasn't optimistic his captain would be available Sunday, when the Celtics and Knicks are playing one of the NBA's five season openers. "He didn't do anything," Rivers said. "He seemed to be working more as far as working out, so we'll see. I still think it's doubtful, but we'll see." "I think we'll know better [Saturday]....
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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. [...]
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.
Mr. Pavlovic, the floor is yours.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
In many ways, the Boston Celtics will only go as far as Rajon Rondo can taken them in 2012, and according to head coach Doc Rivers, that means the point guard has to shoot the ball more. From WEEI: “While Jermaine O’Neal was off getting his in-game massage, Doc Rivers was making the following observation about Rajon Rondo: the Celtics need him to shoot and score if they are...
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...
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.
WALTHAM - Danny Ainge says he is comfortable with the team he's given Doc Rivers for the 2011-12 season. This is,...