Saturday, November 30, 2013
Pierce doubtful to play
By Mike Mazzeo
Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce has been listed as doubtful for Saturday night’s game in Memphis due to a bruised right hand, the team announced.
Pierce is shooting just 31.1 percent in his past 11 games, including 23.8 percent from 3-point range.
Alan Anderson will likely get the start if Pierce can’t play.
As previously reported, point guard Deron Williams (ankle), forward Andrei Kirilenko (back) and guard Jason Terry (knee) will not play.
Williams (seven games), Kirilenko (12 games) and Terry (five games) have all missed significant time due to their injuries.
Center Brook Lopez, who scored 15 points in 21 minutes Friday night after returning to the lineup following a seven-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, is expected to play. So is power forward Kevin Garnett (rest), who did not play Friday night.