Damn it all to hell. I knew Pierce looked hobbled during his last outing, but I didn’t know he looked “sprained MCL” hobbled. This is just another setback the Celtics will have to overcome. Hopefully Pierce’s mobility will improve with time and treatment.
Even if it does, this, THIS RIGHT HERE, is why the Celtics should have taken care of business in Game 5 and afforded themselves some additional rest.
P.S. — It’s really weird the Celtics are being open about Pierce’s injury when they’re never open about any. I’m kinda, sorta hoping that means they expect him to be okay, but maybe that’s just me bringing unwarranted optimism in the face of bad news.