“It’s definitely sore, not 100 percent, but hopefully over this weekend it can get better for the rest of the season,” he said.
Pierce says he hopes it will get better over the weekend but, oddly, has no plans to rest it over the All-Star break.
“I plan on playing in the All-Star Game,” he said earlier in the day. “I don’t see a lot of wear and tear in participating in the weekend activities. I’ll probably play about 10 or 12 minutes in the game. I don’t see the 3-point contest as something that’s really going to hinder me.”
Pierce obviously sees the All-Star game, and the 3-point contest, as an enjoyable opportunity for the NBA’s stars to light-heartedly compete with each other. Doc Rivers, though, thinks the team could use practice instead of the All-Star break. (Via the Globe)
“I would rather have eight days of practice, if you want me to be honest, and no break,’’ Rivers said. “We need to practice and work. We need to stop talking about what we need to do and we need to get back to work.
“I thought our starters struggled, they absolutely struggled. When the bench came in in the first half, that got us the big lead. We’ve got to be consistent, until we do we’re going to keep having these results.’’
I’m not sure whether the team needs practice or a vacation, but I think Pierce could probably use a day or two off.