After a 56-26 finish last season, third in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics have started 0-3 this year, including an ugly 19-point loss last night to the New Orleans Hornets. But now it appears that help is on the way -- in the form of a Paul Pierce comeback.
The Celtics' captain has missed the first three games of the season with a bone bruise in his right heel, but he announced on his Twitter page this evening that he's now on the verge of a return.
I'm close very very close very
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) December 30, 2011
Pierce's season debut may come tomorrow night when the Celtics take on the Detroit Pistons in their home opener at the TD Garden.