Paul Pierce was mugged by Ron Artest on the way to the hole in the first quarter… and ended up leaving the game with some sort of neck injury. It didn't look horrible… but it was enough to send him to the locker room.
Artest followed that up by hip-checking Ray Allen out of bounds a minute later.
This guy's a menace.
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** update: Comcast SportsNet just called Pierce's injury a bruised shoulder. He's expected to return.