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Paul Pierce: Thumb affecting shooting

Updated: February 22, 2010, 1:01 PM ET
By Brian MacPherson | Special to ESPNBoston.com

DENVER -- The thumb Paul Pierce sprained trying to fight through a screen against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday has made it almost impossible for him to shoot the way he wants to shoot.

Pierce finished Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets with a season-low five points on 2-of-10 shooting. Even more alarming might be the fact that he hit just one of his four free throws.

"There's some pain when I catch the ball, and it's really affecting my shot," he ...

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