After carrying the offense down the stretch of Tuesday night’s win over Indiana, the last thing anyone imagined was that Paul Pierce would wake up later with an infection in one of his knees. But that’s exactly what happened to the Celtics captain, resulting in a procedure to drain the knee this morning. Pierce, who thus missed the team flight to Orlando for Friday’s Christmas Day game against Orlando, and will miss all of the upcoming four-city road trip.
Exactly the type of thing you don’t want to hear, but its better to take care of any issues now before they come up down the stretch. I am doubting on KG for Orlando either, but I’m still not doubting the Perk-Ray-Rondo-Sheed show. I expect Billy Walker to get the call back up for the road trip.