Pierce doesn’t call the shots, but he does have a preference if his bosses make a move.
“Maybe we can use some more depth at the big spot after losing Sullinger,” Pierce said.
He made it clear, though, that Boston doesn’t necessarily need anyone new to come in.
“I like us where we are at right now,” Pierce said. “I’m like the man from ‘300.’ Let’s go to war with what we’ve got.”
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Center Jason Collins scored a season-high 7 points in Boston’s win over the Clippers.
However, Collins attempted only one shot from the floor, and it was an easy put-back bucket after he collected an offensive rebound.
Collins did step to the line for five free throws — a game-high — and he made them all.
Rivers noted that Collins might not have the statistics to show it, but he makes an impact.
“My oldest son was at the game last night,” the Celtics coach said, “and he said, ‘Golly, every time Jason Collins comes in [the game], something good happens.’ I said, ‘Yeah, Jeremiah. That’s really a wise statement.’ But it is. And he’s right. [Collins] doesn’t do bad things. He just does a lot of good things.”
Collins earned 3 points alone by setting two screens that Clippers players plowed through, drawing fouls on them that sent Collins to the free throw line.
“That’s my role on the team, just try and free up the shooters,” Collins said.
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Brandon Bass has earned the nickname “No Pass Bass” because . . . well, it’s self-explanatory.
Against the Clippers, though, he posted a season-high four assists.
“I definitely wasn’t creating for others,” Bass said with a laugh. “It was just ball movement.”