For all of those hoping that Pierce's true contributions, or rather, any contributions, are going to come in the playoffs, it appears that Pierce and the team believe the same. According to Rowan Kavner, Pierce chose to stay at home in order to heal up rather than traveling for the Clippers two game road trip. Get better soon, Pierce!
Paul Pierce did not travel on this two-game trip. Stayed back to try to heal up— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) March 30, 2016