Found December 26, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Paul Pierce
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
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.

Paul Pierce still hasn’t run full-court

Paul Pierce didn’t play yesterday, despite a mentality that led him to tell reporters, “If there was the slightest chance I could play, I’d definitely be out there.”A bone bruise in Pierce’s heel continues to sideline the small forward, who was especially missed in the fourth quarter yesterday when Boston’s offense lacked any semblance of rhythm or identity (a problem...

Paul Pierce dressing against Miami Heat, still might not play

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...

Celtics F Pierce expect to miss Heat game

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against Miami Heat. Pierce sat out Sunday's season opener against the New York Knicks due to a bruised heel suffered in the team's first practice. The team is expected to be cautious with Pierce, who averaged 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds last season. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said recently...

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...

Catch the Gang Green live halftime show tonight!

Gang Green TV Season 5 Episode 1 from Gang Green on Vimeo. The Celtics are facing a tough game tonight in Miami without Paul Pierce.  We'll be posting not only an open thread for the game tonight, it will become a halftime show with the Gang Green fellas.  Be sure to check back here at game time.  You'll be able to discuss the game and then have a place to talk...

Celtics' Pierce misses opener against Knicks

Paul Pierce, who missed much of training camp and both of the Boston Celtics' preseason games with a bruised right heel, did not play in Sunday's season opener against the New York Knicks.

Pierce out of season opener with bruised heel

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.

Watching makes Truth hurt more

NEW YORK - Paul Pierce was wearing ruby earrings here yesterday - a festive holiday touch, indeed. Alas, he...

Injured Pierce to miss opener vs. Knicks (AP)

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.

Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce Likely Not Playing Tonight Against Miami Heat

According to head coach Doc Rivers, the Boston Celtics will be without their star forward Paul Pierce, as they travel to Miami (Sasha Pavlovic is expected to start in Pierce’s spot.) From ESPN: “Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce worked out Monday and experienced limited soreness in his bruised right heel, but coach Doc Rivers does not believe Pierce will be ready to play Tuesday...

Celtics aware time is short

Despite Paul Pierce’s avowals that he is recruiting Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to return, the fact remains that the Celtics are on the brink of losing half of the Big Four next year.

Lebron and Wade score 50 to prevent the Celtics their first win

The second game of the lockout season is against the defending eastern conference champions the Miami Heat.  Paul Pierce will miss his second straight game due to a bruised bone in his heel.  Sasha Pavlovic will start along side of Rondo, Allen, Garnett and Jermaine.  I expect Doc to use all 13 dressed players today as both these teams play a physical defensive style causing...
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