Before we get to the upcoming playoff series with the Knicks, let’s address the roster situation for the final two regular season games – Tuesday vs Indiana and Wednesday at Toronto. According to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg:
* PIERCE (ILLNESS) SITS OUT: Celtics captain Paul Pierce is battling a stomach bug and was told to stay home from practice on Monday. He’s still expected to play during Tuesday’s visit from the Pacers. Rivers might joke that he’s got a touch of the veteran’s flu (it typically passes quickly after practice days).
* TERRY OUT VS. PACERS: Rivers said veteran guard Jason Terry will sit out his second consecutive game on Tuesday and noted the 35-year-old might do the same on Wednesday unless he lobbies for floor time. Is something ailing him? “No, just his legs have been bothering him and so we want to make sure he has no issues going into the playoffs,” said Rivers. Terry’s attitude about these final two games seems to suggest he’ll take the extended rest before the p