One week ago, the Nets announced that Paul Pierce's bone fracture in his right hand would keep him out 2-4 weeks.
But on Monday, the Brooklyn forward said there's a good chance he plays on Tuesday against the Atlantic Division-leading Celtics, his former team. It will be Pierce's first game against Boston after playing 15 seasons for the Celtics.
He is averaging 12.4 points per game, the lowest mark of his career, and is shooting an abysmal 36.8 percent from the field this season.
The Nets (6-14) are 1-2 since Pierce's injury.
Paul Pierce said there's a good chance he plays tomorrow — Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) December 9, 2013