Celtics will rest Paul Pierce Tuesday night vs. Bobcats

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Doc Rivers has talked about getting his key players some rest down the stretch, something he has done in seasons past.

Tuesday night it will be Paul Pierce’s turn, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com. Pierce will sit out vs. the Bobcats, likely meaning the Celtics will lean heavily on Jeff Green.

Pierce has started every Celtics game this season and leads the team averaging 18.7 points per game. Look for this to be the first of a few games where Pierce, Kevin Garnett and a few other key guys will get nights off.