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Disappointed Pierce to miss Friday's game vs. 76ers

Updated: March 30, 2007, 2:52 PM ET
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Paul Pierce will not play Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, though team spokesman Jeff Twiss said that this did not mean the Celtics captain was shutting down for the rest of the season.

Team officials consider Pierce's status day-to-day. He could return to action as early as Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pierce traveled with the team to Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon but did not attend Friday morning's team shootaround.

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