Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett talks about setting up for the playoffs after an inconsistent year.
Nobody's going to give the Celtics much of a chance this postseason, but nobody is going to be super eager to face them either.
He's still got lottery talent, but he's one of those guys that fell out of the league. And now that he's found his way back in, he's working as hard as he can to stay here.
With the playoffs only a few weeks away and some jockeying to do in the standings, Doc Rivers has been trying to round out the rotation as the team gets whole.
The team is still citing "personal reasons" for PP's absence from shootaround. This is after Doc was certain that he'd play today after missing Monday's game in Minnesota. The Celtics are only a game ahead of the eighth seeded Bucks with Milwaukee owning the tie breaker. Tonight isn't a necessarily a must win, but it would be nice to sweep the 4-game homestand against Detroit, Cleveland, Washington, and Brooklyn. The Pistons are no joke either; they've won both previous games against the C's in convincing fashion.
I'm not a smart man, but I know that playoff rotations are shorter, so these guys better impress the coach soon. Who do you think should be in the 8 or 9 man rotation?
No Paul pierce tonight— greg dickerson (@gdickerson_csn) April 1, 2013
All signs pointed to him sitting out after tweaking his ankle last night against the Knicks, but the Celtics are citing "personal reasons" rather than scheduled rest or injury for his absence. Courtney Lee returns to the starting line-up. No point in speculating why The Captain is out, but let's just hope everything is O.K. back home. UPDATE: Doc said that it isn't bad news and that PP will be playing Wednesday night vs. the Pistons.