Celtic captain Paul Pierce will have an MRI on his sore left foot Monday. The injury to his foot could be the cause of his lowest offensive output of the season (1 point) against the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon.
Said Pierce following the game: “It was tough, you know right now, just battling a couple minor injuries to my hand and my foot, so I think that really explains my tentativeness and my off-shooting today. I told Doc that I really didn’t have it today but I just tried to grind it out and thank goodness we came out with a win.”
The Celtics are razor thin on the bench and cannot lose Pierce for an extended period of time if they expect to contend for another title. The C’s have the luxury of the All Star break on the horizon and could use it to their advantage to provide Pierce and the rest of the walking wounded that we call the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics a few extra days to heal.
Just how rare was today’s donut from the field? In over 900 career regular season games, Pierce has gone scoreless only 4 times and Sunday was the first time he has failed to hit a field goal, whilst playing 10 or more minutes, since 1999 and was also the first time in his career that he scored only 1 point.