Stiemsma better after cortisone shot

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Stiemsma better after cortisone shot

BOSTON -- After being limited to just five minutes in Game 6 with pain in his left foot due to plantar fasciitis, Greg Stiemsma said he is feeling better for Game 7.

Stiemsma received a cortisone in his left foot following Wednesday's loss and felt an improvement prior to Saturday's Eastern Conference Semifinals elimination game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He also received a cortisone shot in the same foot toward the end of the regular season.

In addition to plantar fasciitis, the rookie center is also battling a bone bruise in his right foot, which he says is not causing as much discomfort anymore.

"It's hard to say what 100 percent used to be," he said. "I'm feeling as good as I've had in the last couple weeks."

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