Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 2:10 pm  |  13 responses

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 at Miami. Paul Pierce was on the floor Tuesday morning at the Celtics’ shootaround, but he’s doubtful for the game against the Heat. ‘He worked out (Monday), went pretty well,’ Rivers said. ‘He didn’t get as sore, so that’s a good sign. He’s not going to play tonight — I doubt it, at least.’ Asked if Pierce were to sit out Tuesday’s game whether he’d likely also miss Wednesday’s season-opening road-trip finale at New Orleans as well, Rivers was noncommittal. ‘We’re just going to go day by day,’ the coach said. ‘I’m not sure.’”

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  • Heals

    No surprise, probably save him for the Fri home-opener. Hopefully they beat NO (easier said than done), win Fri and then they’re .500 with Pietrus and Paul in mix…

  • Aizen

    Any chance Rondo goes for 31 and 13, tonight? Derp?


    Looks like Miami gonna be taring another one 2nite.


    Any chance the “Pierce-less” Celtics beat the Heat tonight? We shall see!

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Looks like another slaughter for the Heat coming up…

  • Mburb321

    I can see it now, when Bron puts up 40 against marquis and pavlovic this place is going to be flooded with comments about his new face up J and post moves lol


    Watch the Celtics win tonight. lol

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    i hate to say it as a C’s fan but if PP doesnt play lebrons garenteed a trip-… QUADRUPLE DOUBLE

  • Zack

    It would be a slaughter even if PP was there…


    well good luck to pavlovic and daniels cause they will need it tonight

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Hmm, I saw photos of him playing at today’s shoot-around…

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    ^But they forgot his wheelchair. Guess he can’t play.


    That sure was some “slaughter” by the Heat versus the “Pierce-less” Celtics tonight in South Beach. *end of sarcasm*