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Paul Pierce out with bad thumb, flu

Updated: February 24, 2010, 10:40 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics guard Paul Pierce is out indefinitely with a right thumb injury and did not even come to the TD Garden Tuesday night for a game against the New York Knicks as he also has the flu, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Marquis Daniels started in place of Pierce, who struggled mightily after spraining his right thumb during the first half of a win over the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night. Pierce suggested Monday that he'd talk to Rivers about shutting himself down ...

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