According to Sports Tonight on CSN and the Herald, Paul Pierce may miss Saturday's game in Charlotte for the birth of his first child. Steve Bulpett mentioned that Pierce is the 5th player from last year's squad that has had a baby this season and joked that it is no wonder they only won 24 games last year. Rajon Rondo, Brian Scalabrine, Kendrick Perkins and Leon Powe also became fathers this season. This would be the first game missed by Pierce. He is the only Celtic to play in every game this season.
The Celtics should be motivated to beat the Bobcats since they are one of the 6 teams that beat them on their home court and are also one of only 2 teams to beat them by double figures. For some reason, the Celtics have struggled with the Bobcats and with or without Pierce, they are going to want to win that game.