Found December 23, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Paul Pierce
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
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.

Your Morning Dump... Where Pierce could miss the opener

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 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.” Pierce stayed...

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...

Celtics F Pierce to be limited if he plays Sunday

Even if Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce is healthy enough to suit up in Sunday's season opener, he likely won't see much court time.Pierce is battling a nagging heel injury that may keep him out of the lineup for the Christmas Day matchup with the New York Knicks. He's considered doubtful, but may give it a go.Head coach Doc Rivers suggested Pierce would only play...

Pierce doubtful for Christmas

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.

Wow... someone hates Paul Pierce

ESPN put together a little Celtics-Knicks preview.... and I'm guess David Thorpe of Scouts, Inc doesn't like Paul Pierce very much.  Follow the link for the whole preview.  I'm just going to highlight David Thorpe's answers. 2. Who do you want leading your team: Carmelo Anthony or Paul Pierce? David Thorpe, Scouts Inc.: Neither. Melo is simply not a leader...

Paul Pierce still hurting, will rest today

WALTHAM - Paul Pierce went through a rather lengthy shooting session yesterday, but his bruised right heel again...

Celtics' Pierce might miss opener against Knicks

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.

Doc Rivers: Pierce unlikely to start vs. Knicks

Paul Pierce has made a career out of terrorizing the Knicks but on Christmas Day he may never get off the bench. The Celtics’ All-Star forward is listed as doubtful for the NBA opener with a nagging heel injury.

Doc Rivers doesn’t expect Paul Pierce to play on Christmas

We’re a long way away from the Chicken Little “the sky is falling” predictions about the Celtics season coming true, but this isn’t a good start. Paul Pierce didn’t practice on Friday and Doc Rivers sounded less than optimistic he would be able to go in the Celtics season opener Sunday against the Knicks, reports…

Celtics vs. Raptors: Boston’s preseason slate continues (and ends) tonight

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...

Three in good company

WALTHAM - If you go by what Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were thinking back in the summer of 2007,...

Knicks beat Nets in final preseason tuneup

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.

Vegas puts over/under on C's wins at 38.5

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 Boston:  38.5 Philadelphia: 36.5 New Jersey Nets: 21.5 Toronto: 16.5 So these oddsmakers have the Celtics behind the Knicks and barely ahed of Philly...
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