Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce will likely miss tonight’s game against the Miami Heat, according to a tweet from the Celtics’ official Twitter account.
Doc Rivers tells reporters in Miami that Paul Pierce will not likely play tonight vs. Heat. Sasha Pavlovic expected to start. #iamaceltic—
Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 27, 2011
Pierce, 34, has been battling with a bruised heel since the team’s first full-squad practice earlier this month. He has not been 100 percent since suffering the injury, and was forced to sit out a 104-106 Celtics loss to the New York Knicks on opening day.
The Celtics’ star swingman averaged 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 80 contests for the Celtics last season. Over the course of his 13-year-career with Boston, he has averaged 22.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.