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Paul Pierce out against Wolves

Updated: April 2, 2013, 8:39 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce did not accompany the team to Minnesota for the second night of a back-to-back and sat out Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

The team classified Pierce's absence as being for personal reasons. Coach Doc Rivers had strongly hinted after Sunday's loss in New York that Pierce, who iced a sore right ankle on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Knicks, would not play in Minnesota.

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