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Paul Pierce to return Friday?

Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:02 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Paul Pierce has missed the Celtics first three games, all losses, with a bruised heel. But he could be headed back for Boston's season opener Friday night. 

Pierce tweeted on Thursday: "I'm close very very close very."

If we examine Pierce's statement on the Very Scale, we see that he is very close. The Celtics have listed him as day-to-day Friday and he'll likely be a game-time decision. 

The Celtics badly need Pierce back, not just for scoring, but as an offensive creator outside of Rondo. The Celtics were down by 20-plus to Miami before a late rally fell short, then were obliterated the following neight in New Orleans against a Hornets team without Eric Gordon. The Celtics can survive an early slump, but not an abject disaster.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com says that Pierce coming back will be when we can really evaluate whether the Celtics are in trouble or not. 
You can't fully evaluate the Celtics until they get Paul Pierce back. Even then, it's going to be a bit of a horror show at times for Boston, with old bodies stressed by the schedule and not enough depth to cover it up. In a shortened season, three- and four-game losing streaks certainly are magnified. But as long as Boston's core remains healthy and gets them through the season, they'll be there at the end.
via Friday 5 with KB: (Too) Early returns - CBSSports.com.

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Comments

Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

Paul does seem like a mellow guy



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

Seriously...Paul Pierce is not a scary guy....doesn't look like he could fight his way out of a paper sack.  Garnett on the other hand looks like he would shank you if he had a chance.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

Ok.  Yea.  Typo
s.  Going back to the merits, it's safe to say you would never  come up out of that basement and say it to Paul's face, right? 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

It's Pierce's labia majora Warner! Get it right.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

The way you type it appears he broke your fingers.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

He'ld break your nose.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

It's his heel that is bothering him?  I thought it was his labia.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

That picture makes it look like he can hardly walk, much less play basketball. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Paul Pierce to return Friday?

It seems that a FEW TEAMS IN THE nba, to include Boston, are really looking old. It is hard for them to compete with the young legs. The Spurs, Lakers, and Mavericks all seem to have a similar problems. When young teams like the Bulls and the Thunder decide to make the games a 48 minute run and gun, they will really wear down, especially with the schedules so heavy due to the strike. Players like Duncan, Kidd, and others are a shell of their former selves. This will especially be a season for the young guns. I predict that the Bulls and Thunder will be in the finals, nothing personal against the Heat, but I am not buying into them as of now. Bosh is an average player at best as of now, no center, but a good point guard for the future. This will be an interesting season. If by some miracle Marvin Williams could stay a 20-10 player, doubtful I know, even the Hawks will have to be reckoned with. They are probably the 3rd best team in the East. It should be interesting.



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