Kendrick Perkins, nursing knee tendinitis, probably won’t.
And Paul Pierce? He missed portions of today’s practice due to soreness. Don’t freak out too much, though: Doc Rivers says it was only for maintenance purposes. There is nothing to be concerned with regards to Pierce, says Doc.
“Paul was sore, so that took us down to 10 (players),” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of the training session. “Nate’s pretty good, I think he’ll play. I don’t think Perk will play. He may play, but right now I would say no. The way we’re looking at it it gives him two or three extra days, then he can play on Wednesday, so it just gives him a longer rest.”
Get well, Perk, and stay healthy, Paul. As for you, Nate, I’m glad you bounced back so quickly.