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More Rest For Stars

Mark Murphy reports:

Paul Pierce, who missed Saturday night’s win over Charlotte due to the birth of a daughter, probably won’t play in tomorrow night’s game in Milwaukee, either.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers expressed reluctance to use the Celtics captain until he got a practice - or a gameday shootaround - under his belt. Rivers left the door open for Pierce to simply fly to Washington D.C. for Wednesday night’s game against the Wizards.

Rivers, who also gave Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen the night off Saturday, intimated that he might give one of the two tomorrow night off as well - a decision that would probably point toward Garnett, considering that Allen is a fan favorite in Milwaukee, his original NBA city.

Rajon Rondo may also be given a break - especially now that Gabe Pruitt has rejoined the team following the end of the NBDL season.

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