Monday , Apr , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston’s Pierce sidelined with ankle injury

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Boston Celtics guard Paul Pierce sat out
Monday’s game versus Miami because of a sprained right ankle.

Pierce suffered the injury during last Wednesday’s contest against the Heat.
He will most likely miss Wednesday’s regular season-finale versus Atlanta as
well since Boston is already locked into the eighth position in the Eastern
Conference.

In 80 games this season, Pierce is averaging a team-high 23.0 points, 6.5
rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest.

The Celtics will face the conference-leading Pacers in the first round of the
playoffs. The two clubs met in the opening round of the postseason last year
and Boston ousted Indiana in six games.

BOS