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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 home when the Celts went to Toronto over the weekend, and he fully expected to be back with his mates by yesterday. But things changed when the heel responded poorly to a Monday session.
“He felt good,” Rivers said. “We told him to go out and work. He did some one-on-one work with some of the guys, and his foot was extremely sore (yesterday). Hell, that’s just the way it rolls right now. I’m concerned, not long term, but I am concerned short term. We have those two games right off the bat, and he’s gone one practice, that’s basically it. So, yeah, I’m concerned about it.
“It’s a heel. It’s a bruise. He went real