Paul Pierce regains starting job

Updated: December 27, 2013, 11:37 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce was back in the Brooklyn Nets' starting lineup Friday night.

Pierce, who had come off the bench in seven of the Nets' last eight games, started alongside Deron Williams, Shaun Livingston, Joe Johnson and Kevin Garnett in the team's 104-93 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. He had 13 points in 29 minutes.

Also, coach Jason Kidd announced that center Andray Blatche will miss the next four games due to "personal reasons." Blatche will not be with the team ...

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