Pierce, Garnett won't play Wednesday

October, 19, 2013
10/19/13
2:45
PM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will not play in Boston on Wednesday night against the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd said Saturday.

"As of right now, those two won't play in Boston," Kidd said. "They'll play in the final (preseason) game (in Miami on Friday)."

Pierce said he probably wouldn't travel to Boston, though Kidd said he hasn't talked with Pierce or Garnett about travel.

Pierce played the first 15 seasons of his career in Boston before being traded to the Nets along with Garnett and Jason Terry in the offseason.

"I'd rather do it once than twice," Pierce said of making his return to Boston.

The Nets visit the Celtics for the first time in the regular season on Jan. 26.

Pierce said he's not exactly looking forward to playing in Boston because he knows it'll be emotional and expects to shed a tear or two.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


PODCASTS

Paul Solotaroff, NFL

Men's Journal's Paul Solotaroff weighs in on the characterization of Richard Sherman, the relationship between Sherman and Patrick Peterson and expectations for Darrelle Revis.

Baseball Tonight - Dominant Pitching

Adnan Virk talks to Tim Kurkjian about dominant pitching performances and the search for the next commissioner. Plus, Arash Madani on if the Blue Jays can make the playoffs.

Greg Cosell, NFL

NFL Films' Greg Cosell weighs in on whether the Browns should start Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel, the Jets' QB situation, Ryan Mallett's abilities and Robert Griffin III's development.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9