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Marquis Daniels starts for Paul Pierce

Updated: February 26, 2010, 9:21 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce missed Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and will probably miss more because of his sprained right thumb.

Marquis Daniels, who missed practice Wednesday due to illness and didn't appear to feel 100 percent before game time Thursday, started in Pierce's place. He scored 4 points in 31 minutes as the Cavs beat the Celtics 108-88.

Pierce will be out for the foreseeable future, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before the game.

"No ...

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