Paul Pierce to come off bench

Updated: December 10, 2013, 6:35 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce will face his former team after all.

The 36-year-old small forward was listed as doubtful for Tuesday night's game against the Boston Celtics, but Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd said Pierce will play and come off the bench.

Pierce had missed the last five games due to a fractured third metacarpal bone in his right hand. He was originally supposed to miss 2-4 weeks after he suffered the injury on Nov. 29 in Houston, but ended up returning just 11 days ...

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