Celtics Hawks Playoffs

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after missing the winning shot in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Pierce Has Sprained MCL, Will Play In Game 6

Celtics captain Paul Pierce has an MCL sprain in his knee, but will play for Boston Thursday night when they host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series.

05/10/2012

Paul Pierce drops to one knee after the Celtics 87-80 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 1, 2012. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Up 3-1, Celtics Look Wrap Up Series With Hawks In Game 5

Boston’s Big Three still has some life in those old bones.

05/08/2012

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers talks with his team during a timeout in the 2012 NBA season. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rivers Expects Injured Celtics To Play In Game 5, Hawks Make Change

The Boston Celtics have a chance to close out the Hawks on Tuesday night, and head coach Doc Rivers expects to have all hands on deck in Atlanta.

05/08/2012

The Celtics are introduced prior to Game 4 of their playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Look To Earn Rest With Game 5 Victory Over Hawks

The Celtics can clinch their series against the Hawks, securing some much-needed rest, with a win in Atlanta Tuesday night.

05/08/2012

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics reacts after missing the winning shot in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics’ Pierce Sore, But Sprained Knee ‘Going To Be Fine’

Celtics captain Paul Pierce didn’t let a sore knee slow him down in Boston’s 101-79 Game 4 victory over the Hawks, scoring a team-high 24-points in under 17 minutes of play.

05/07/2012

Celtics guard Ray Allen. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Optimistic Allen Practices, ‘In A Good Place’

Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen hit the practice floor on Thursday, and has high hopes he can play in Game 3 against the Hawks Friday night.

05/03/2012

Rajon Rondo (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Rondo: ‘I Don’t Have Anything To Prove’

After having to sit and watch Game 2 on TV, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is ready to return for Friday’s Game 3 in Boston against the Atlanta Hawks.

05/03/2012

Celtics forward Paul Pierce. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

With No Rondo, Celtics Will Be Counting On Paul Pierce To Run Offense

The Boston Celtics will have their hands full without Rajon Rondo in Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks, but should still be confident without the NBA’s assist leader.

05/01/2012

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