Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/28/13

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 15: Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Chris Duhan of the Chicago Bulls help build a home in with NBA Cares during NBA All-Star Weekend on February 15, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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From WEEI Celtics blogger Ben Rohrbach: Pierce: Pinched nerve "probably been the reason I’ve been up-and-down a lot." VIDEO: greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/… — Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) February 28, 2013 Paul Pierce is one tough SOB, the fact that he’s playing through a pinched nerve is unreal to me. I kind of wish this information would have come out after the season just to see everyone bash Pierce and say he’s washed up and all done. Although he’s making just 41.9% of his field goals (he’s a career 44.6% shooter) it’s still impressive the amount of perseverance and toughness he’s displaying. This injury is going to be plaguing him the rest of the year, so this is as healthy as he’s going to be. The Captain is leading by example and playing through the pain, showing the young fellas how it works. I applaud Pierce even though his up-and-down play can be frustrating, we have to take it with a grain of salt because he’s playing through a significant injury that would sidelin...
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