Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce’s “stinger thing is going to continue to happen.” (WEEI)
Rivers said he was told the incident became heated after Richardson told Paul Pierce to get up off the floor while the players stood over the injured Celtic. Rivers said everyone should expect to see additional similar reactions from Pierce. Said Rivers: “I don’t know that [Pierce was embellishing]. I will say this with Paul: The stinger thing is going to continue to happen, I guess, going by [trainer Ed Lacerte], because it’s a nerve. Once it starts, it’s tough to settle down until you rest it, I don’t think that’s the last time we’ll see that with Paul.”
I don’t expect this will make too much of an impact, unless another player wants to hover over Pierce while he’s down. Pierce is okay — not 100%, but okay.