Pierce: I'm as healthy as I'll be for rest of season
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Celtics are back at the TD Garden for the first time in over two weeks and will host the Golden State Warriors Friday night.
If there's one guy who deserved the last few days off it was Paul Pierce after five straight games on the road.
“It's good for us to get the rest. We had a five game stretch in seven days, so it gives us a chance to get some rest, get our legs back before we can move on to the rest of this season,” Pierce said.
All season, Pierce's legs have carried this Celtics team scoring seven straight points in overtime to beat Utah on Monday. Moving forward, The Captain can use an extra hand.
“We need to go back, look at that, see how we can finish games off better with our defense. Not depend on our offense to win games, but defensively how we can get stops at the end of games to win these close games,” Pierce said.
The Celtics have already set a franchise record 10 overtime games this season with Paul Pierce pushing his 35-year-old body to the limit.
“I probably have a little bit of nerve damage in my back, part of my neck. But it's something I've been playing through the last couple of months. So I'm probably as healthy as I'm going to be for the rest of the season right now,” said Pierce.
And with only a month and a half left in the season, Paul Pierce won't let one injury get on his nerve and that's the truth.