Celtics F Pierce expect to miss Heat game
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce is not expected to play in Tuesday’s game against Miami Heat.
Pierce sat out Sunday’s season opener against the New York Knicks due to a bruised heel suffered in the team’s first practice.
The team is expected to be cautious with Pierce, who averaged 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds last season.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said recently signed forward Mickael Pietrus is not expected to play for 10 days.
Pietrus was signed by the Celtics on Saturday following his release by the Phoenix Suns. He is recovering from offseason knee surgery.