Barbosa, still fighting flu-like symptoms, back with Celtics

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Barbosa, still fighting flu-like symptoms, back with Celtics

PHILADELPHIA Leandro Barbosa was one of the first players on the floor getting up shots prior to Friday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

It remains to be seen if that's all the action the 6-foot-3 guard gets, as he still recovers from a bout of flu-like symptoms.

"I never had anything like this," Barbosa told CSNNE.com. "This was pretty bad, pretty bad."

Barbosa said he spent some time in a hospital getting four bags of fluids intravenously, which prompted doctors to want to keep him in the hospital overnight.

"But I said no. I didn't want to do that," Barbosa said. "Like I said, I never had anything like this, this bad before."

Even though he is with the team, Barbosa said he doesn't know if coach Doc Rivers will play him.

"My body is still a little weak," Barbosa said. "I'm definitely feeling better, a lot better than I was before. But I'm still not feeling like me, yet."

Barbosa, one of the top reserves off the Celtics bench this season, missed a pair of practices due to his illness, which limited him to just four seconds of action in Boston's 104-94 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

Draymond Green tells Paul Pierce he doesn't get a farewell tour; Pierce says Warrior blew a 3-1 lead

Draymond Green tells Paul Pierce he doesn't get a farewell tour; Pierce says Warrior blew a 3-1 lead

Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend. 

Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour. 

“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.” 

Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”

After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”

Ainge: "Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer"

Ainge: "Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer"

Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.