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"It's a little sore," said Pierce, who had just 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting. "I turned it on one of the last plays of the game. But I think it'll be all right, a couple days rest."

Paul Pierce has always been a warrior, playing through plenty of injuries in his career. With the Celtics off until Wednesday when they play the Spurs, it should be enough time for him to recoup his injury. Pierce also talked after the game about the combination of mental and physical toughness needed for playing games with little time off in between:
"The physical is more (of a challenge)," Pierce said. "Mentally, guys want to do the right thing, want to challenge themselves. I just think physically, sometimes it's tough on some of the guys with the travel and back-to-back nights. Like I said, (Sunday's loss is) the type of game you just throw away and move on, get ready for these two big games (San Antonio and Oklahoma City) at home."

There’s no doubt in my mind the Captain will be out there on Wednesday for the Spurs, injured or not Pierce will find a way to play.

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Matt Mackay 11/19/2012 09:35:00 AM Edit
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