Celtics may be without Pietrus, Wilcox vs. Blazers

Celtics may be without Pietrus, Wilcox vs. Blazers
March 9, 2012, 4:54 pm
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WALTHAM The Boston Celtics are used to playing with a limited roster because of injuries, and tonight's game against Portland seems headed in that direction.

In addition to Jermaine O'Neal who remains out with a wrist injury, the Celtics may also be without the services of Mickael Pietrus and Chris Wilcox.

Pietrus, who did not participate in the team's morning shoot-around, has soreness in his right knee - the same knee he had surgery on last summer.

A decision on whether he plays won't be made until shortly before tip-off.

As for Wilcox, he too was not at the C's morning shoot-around.

Fortunately for the Celtics, his absence was not injury-related.

A team official said he had an excused absence to attend to a personal matter. It is unclear if the matter will be resolved in time for him to play tonight.

So like Pietrus, Wilcox's availability won't be known until closer to tip-off.