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Keep in mind: The other day, Mickael Pietrus told reporters he wasn’t going to play against the Atlanta Hawks even though he’d known all day he was going to play. Players can have their fun with reporters.
But this isn’t my idea of fun. Paul Pierce told the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett, maybe jokingly, maybe not, that he might retire after this season.
“Well, I figure this might be my last time anyway going to Jersey,” Pierce said before last night’s 84-79 loss to the Raptors. “This could be my last year playing.”
He then laughed, making it seem he was perhaps kidding. But he didn’t step back when asked about it further.
“You never know, man,” Pierce said. “I don’t know. I’ve got to preserve my body for the rest of my life.”
Hit with the basic John McEnroeline — you cannot be serious — he shook his head.
“I don’t know,” said the second-leading scorer in Celtics history. “I’ve thought about it. I don’t know. I’ve got to see how my summer goes wit
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Paul Pierce certainly sent a shiver up coach Doc Rivers' spine when the Celtics captain came up limping with a few minutes left in Saturday's 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. Rivers quickly sent in Sasha Pavlovic to replace Pierce, who jogged gingerly to the bench but waved off head athletic trainer Ed Lacerte.
Pierce's injury was not much...
via Sean Grande twitter:
"Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not fly with us to Charlotte. With Ray Allen out tonight as well, welcome to the No Big Three Era. Stiemsma and Pietrus will start with Rondo, Bradley and Bass. Doc on leaving Pierce/Garnett in New York: ”I had already told Kevin he wasn’t going to Charlotte..Paul was impromptu off the foot injury.”
Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.Pierce injured his left big toe in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. He had previously talked to head coach Doc Rivers about taking time off before the postseason, and with the injury and the 7-51 Bobcats on the schedule, Sunday seems like...
BOSTON -- Mickael Pietrus was back with the Celtics on Wednesday, and the combination of a Celtics victory and his return to the game he loves had him in good spirits, as usual. Pietrus, who had eight points and six rebounds in his first game back after missing 10 games with post-concussion symptoms, joked that his treatment is not quite complete. Check out Pietrus explaining the...
Boston Celtics stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C., and will not play in Sunday night's game against the Bobcats.
With the Celtics already having clinched a playoff spot, Celtics coach Doc Rivers decided to leave Garnett and Pierce in the New York area after Saturday night's game against the New Jersey Nets. The Celtics have a game...
Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo know the deal. They are professional athletes, expected to go full-bore whenever the clock is running, and their legs are not going to fall off just because they played a few extra plays. Their bodies can only take so much wear, though, and the Celtics' 84-79 defeat in Toronto on Friday forced them to play more minutes than would have been ideal in...
The Celtics rebounded nicely last night defeating the Nets, following an abysmal loss in Toronto which yielded very little effort. There was a lot of solid plays to take from this game and they are highlighted below. About the only negative from the game was Paul Pierce's minor injury to his left big toe. Enjoy the clips as a primer for the tail end of the back-to-back...
According to a recent piece by Bill Simmons, the New Jersey Nets could have traded their top 3 protected draft pick to Boston for Paul Pierce before the trade deadline this year, but instead opted to trade it to Portland for Gerald Wallace.
The trade deadline passed with Rondo reinvested and Garnett reenergized.
You know who else stuck around? The second-leading scorer in Celtics...
The Celtics will be Big Three-free Sunday against the Bobcats. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not accompany the team to Charlotte, Celtics radio broadcaster Sean Grande reports. Ray Allen was already expected to miss the game with swelling in his right ankle, so Celtics coach Doc Rivers will have a very thin bench. Fortunately for the Celtics, a sparse crew may be enough against...
Pretty soon, Doc Rivers will leave people with no choice but to listen to him. He tried warning everyone that Avery Bradley was a gifted offensive player, and his words came to be true. He has also raved about the positive atmosphere in the locker room this season, predicting the good vibes would win the Celtics a few games they otherwise would lose. One of those games may have come...
Even without Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the Celtics were too good tonight for the Charlotte Bobcats. The C's won it, 94-82.
Avery Bradley (22 points, 9-14 FG, 2-3 3 FG) has my undying faith. When he takes pull-up jumpers on the break, or spots up in the corner for 3, I fully expect him to make the shot. Incredible.
Rajon Rondo (20 points, 16 assists, 6 rebounds...
Boston Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett could get the night off when his team faces the Charlotte Bobcats Sunday.Garnett, along with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, could watch the game from the sidelines. Head coach Doc Rivers has talked to his veterans about rest before the postseason begins and Sunday’s contest with the 7-51 Bobcats could be the best spot.Pierce is expected...
Boston Celtics (35-25) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-50)
Sunday, April 15
6:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #61, Road Game #31
TV: CSNNE, SSO-CHA, NBA-LP 751(BOS)/752(CHA)
Radio: WEEI, WFNZ
Time Warner Cable Arena
Referees: Greg Willard, Brent Barnaky, David Guthrie
This is the 3rd and final meeting between these two teams. The Celtics lead the series 2-0, which isn&...
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Entering the middle contest of three games in three days, the Celtics hope to get back on track and continue their recent success over the Nets on Saturday night.
Boston (34-25) had won four in a row against Indiana, Philadelphia, Miami and Atlanta - all either...