Big 3 out for Celtics vs. Bobcats

Boston Celtics forwards Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did not make the trip to Charlotte for Sunday's finale of a back-to-back-to-back against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to the team.

With Ray Allen missing his fourth straight game due to soreness in his right ankle, the Celtics will have no members of their Big Three present.

Garnett appears to have been a planned rest situation given the recent grind of games, while Pierce stubbed his toe during Saturday's win in New Jersey. The team is likely erring on the side of caution with Pierce as they are facing the Bobcats, who own the league's worst record.

Greg Stiemsma and Mickael Pietrus got the start in place of Garnett and Pierce.