Pierce will sit out Monday night against the 76ers to rest, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports. Pierce is not dealing with an injury, but the Clippers will simply take advantage of a soft spot in the schedule to get the veteran an extra day of rest. Wes Johnson will start in Pierce's place Monday, and it's likely Pierce will return to availability Wednesday in Boston as the Clips finish out their pre-All-Star break schedule.
Pierce didn't score (0-6 FG, 0-5 3Pt) and added two assists and one rebound over 16 minutes in Sunday's 120-93 win over the Bulls. Though Pierce received Friday's game against the Lakers off for rest, it didn't appear to do him any good Sunday. He was held scoreless for the eighth time this season, and finished January with averages of 7.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists across 19.2 minutes.
Pierce (rest) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bulls, Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky reports. Pierce sat out Friday's game for rest, but is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bulls. He's averaging just under 18 minutes per game so far this season, so expect a similar workload against the Bulls. Pierce has reached double-digit points in just one of his last four games.
Pierce will sit out Friday's game versus the Lakers to rest, Lakers' sideline reporter Mike Trudell reports. Pierce is simply getting a night off to rest Friday. Expect him to return to action Sunday when the Clippers take on the Bulls. Pierce is averaging 5.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.1 threes in 18 minutes per game this season.
Pierce provided five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 15 minutes during the Clippers' 85-83 win against the Hawks on Wednesday. Pierce continues to earn starts with Blake Griffin sustaining a hand injury. However, Pierce's presence in the starting five isn't resulting in much extra time, and it might be fairly foolish to expect 20 plus minutes per night from the 38-year-old forward.
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