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Nets’ Paul Pierce practices, says ‘good chance’ he’ll play Tuesday vs. Celtics

Posted By Jerry Spar On December 9, 2013 @ 1:35 pm In General | 5 Comments

Nets swingman Paul Pierce [1], expected to be out 2-4 weeks when he broke the third metacarpal bone in his right hand 10 days ago, might return early and play in Tuesday’s game against the Celtics [2] after practicing Monday, according to reports out of Brooklyn [3].

Pierce said there’s “a good chance” he’ll play vs. his former team after testing his injury.

Point guard Deron Williams, out since Nov. 20 with a sprained ankle, also practiced Monday.

The Nets [4] are 6-14 and coming off a 90-82 victory over the Bucks, as they rebounded from a 30-point loss at home to the Knicks on Thursday.

The Celtics, meanwhile, have won three straight and are coming off a 41-point victory over the Knicks. Boston is in first place in the woeful Atlantic Division with a record of 10-12.


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