So much for Doctor (Rivers’) orders. Though the Celtics coach said
yesterday that Paul Pierce would miss the two days of practice leading
up to tomorrow night’s game against Golden State, the Celtics captain
walked onto the floor today anyway.
“I got a good response from my last couple of days of rest,” Pierce
said after running through the full session. “I felt good about it. It
went smooth. A slight sprain in the knee, but I’m a fast healer. I felt
“Pretty tough,” he said of what it takes to keep him off the floor,
and his ability to talk himself into Saturday’s game in Indiana after
suffering the injury a night earlier. “I’m a little bit older, so I’m
smart about things. I felt really good today. My body responded really
well to the treatment.”
Doc should just stop talking to the media about injuries (and minutes).
The Herald also cites a team source who says the Celtics are not involved in trade talks for Andres Nocioni because it doesn't have the flexibility to absorb his contract.