Celtics F Pierce doubtful for opener
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce is not expected to play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Knicks.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he considers Paul doubtful for the Christmas Day matchup due to a bruised heel.
Pierce suffered the injury in the Celtics’ first practice and has been watching on the sidelines since. He sat out Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Toronto Raptors.
Pierce averaged 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds last season.