tomorrow," Pierce said. "It's a lot better than it was yesterday, so
it's improving, not quite 100 percent, but it's good enough for me to
play on. It's a matter of healing, it's a little sprain, mid-foot. It
really hurt, last couple days, but I've been getting necessary
treatment and it's getting better every day. I feel like I could have
went last game but I'm really ready to go."
But coach Doc Rivers would not commit to having Pierce in
the starting lineup after the team went through an hour-long practice
"I thought he looked good until we ran a couple live
plays, then he was a little hesitant," Rivers said of Pierce. "And if
he's hesitant, then I will probably sit him. We'll see tomorrow."
The status of both Marquis Daniels (left thumb surgery) and Pierce will be determined before the 2:30 p.m. tipoff.
"Marquis looked pretty good, actually, besides not knowing
any of our stuff," Rivers said. "Paul, I'm more concerned — if he's
hesitant at all, we'll pass on the game with him tomorrow. I would say
50-50 with both of them."
My gut says… both Pierce and Daniels will play.