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Captain is close?

https://twitter.com/#!/paulpierce34/status/152546943690739712Presumably referencing the bruised right heel that has limited his ability to get on the court since the start of training camp, Celtics captain Paul Pierce Tweeted Thursday night that he was "very very close" to what one would assume is returning to game action (and hopefully it wasn't just an errant text informing friends he was "close" to some meet-up spot).

Coming off three games in four nights to start the season, the Celtics were given Thursday off and were not scheduled to reconvene until a pregame walkthrough at TD Garden before Friday's home-opener against the Detroit Pistons. Pierce's status should be come clearer soon after.