Ray Allen is just getting over the 5 stitches he received courtesy of a Kendrick Perkins elbow during a walk through of some of the plays. Now, today we have 2 more reports from practice that indicate just how tough they go at each other in practice.
Celtics' captain Paul Pierce sustained a cut on his right cheek, thanks to a Brian Scalabrine elbow, during a Thursday afternoon practice session. Pierce finished the 1 1/2-hour session with a bandage on his face.
Paul Pierce was sporting a bandage on the right side of his face after getting hit by an inadvertent elbow from Brian Scalabrine during Thursday's practice. Pierce wasn't the only victim of Scalabrine's physicality in practice as J.R. Giddens got hit on the top of the head.
"It went great," coach Doc Rivers said of Scalabrine's return from back spasms. "He elbowed one guy in the head and hit another guy, so he's back. Scal's back."