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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.
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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. [...]
Mr. Pavlovic, the floor is yours.
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.
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.
NEW YORK - On Opening Day, the Celtics already were dealing with injuries. Paul Pierce reported to Madison Square Garden yesterday and didn’t even bother to work out.
NEW YORK - Paul Pierce was wearing ruby earrings here yesterday - a festive holiday touch, indeed.
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...
On the Celtics Late Night Show’s 100th episode, Nick gets a break from BPaul, CLNS postgame voice, Matt Rury will fill in. The guys will be joined by CSNNE insider, A. Sherrod Blakely. Discussions will range from Paul Pierce’s injury, KG “choking” Bill Walker, recapping Knicks game and looking forward to Tuesday’s show down with [...]
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...
With a long offseason behind them, the Miami Heat wasted no time showing they feel no lingering effects from their NBA finals loss.
The Boston Celtics also have championship aspirations, but having a healthy Paul Pierce would make that goal much more attainable.
The Heat's home opener Tuesday night will be the first matchup between these teams since last season's Eastern...
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.