Charlotte Hornets

March 12, 2013

Bobcats-Celtics Observations: Doc Rivers gives Paul Pierce the night off

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers decided to rest Paul Pierce for Tuesday’s game. Asked why, Rivers deadpanned, “I’m just sick of him. Been with him too long.”
• Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers decided to rest Paul Pierce for Tuesday’s game. Asked why, Rivers deadpanned, “I’m just sick of him. Been with him too long.”
• Speaking of Rivers, he questioned the wisdom of the league asking the Celtics to make a three-hour flight, then play an early-afternoon game in Oklahoma City the first day of daylight saving time. Understand his frustration, but it’s called servicing the national television contracts with inventory.
• Former Duke player Shavlik Randolph, playing on a 10-day contract with Boston, committed three fouls during his first eight minutes Tuesday. That sums up why he has struggled to stick with an NBA team.
• Ex-Bobcat D.J. White also is with the Celtics on a 10-day contract. He looks trimmer than he did last season in Charlotte.
• For stretches of the first half, Kevin Garnett looked like he might have needed a night off more than Pierce.

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