Clippers Coach Doc Rivers told reporters Saturday that (forward Paul) Pierce, an integral piece in his lone campaign in Washington last season, will “likely” not play against the Wizards because of right knee and ankle injuries. Pierce sustained the injuries against the Boston Celtics on Monday and missed the Clippers’ next two games.
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Marcus Smart to Undergo Surgery on Thumb, May Return for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN