BOSTON - Everyone is good to go for the Boston Celtics against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce (knee), Ray Allen (ankle) and Avery Bradley (shoulder) will all suit up once again, which is certainly good news for the green team.
"Everybody's ready to go, and that's good," said Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
Pierce has been playing with a sprained left MCL, an injury he suffered during shootaround prior to in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks. Pierce hasn't been himself since, but he has still been productive, scoring 14 points in Boston's Game 1 win over Philly.
"I'm afraid to take him out, period," Rivers said about his injured star swingman.
Allen has been battling a right ankle injury since April 10, and he missed 11 straight games before returning in Game 3 of Boston's opening round playoff series. Bradley, meanwhile, suffered a left shoulder injury in Game 4 against Atlanta.
For more pregame news, listen to Doc Rivers' and Doug Collins' pregame interviews.