Originally posted on True Hoop Blog  |  Last updated 12/22/11
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 Doc Rivers put it, thinking about the upcoming 66-game kamikaze run with his aging stars Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, “Hell, that’s just the way it rolls right now.
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