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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Paul Pierce back in Celtics' lineup news services

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was a late addition to the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons.

Pierce, who missed three games with a thumb injury, wasn't listed on a lineup sheet passed out a few minutes before the opening tip, but replaced Marquis Daniels when the introductions were made.

Pierce scored nine points in 29 minutes as the Celtics ended a two-game skid with a 105-100 win over the Pistons.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.