Clippers’ Paul Pierce stays in Los Angeles with sprained right ankle

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


Veteran forward Paul Pierce did not accompany the Clippers on their two-game road trip that includes games Wednesday at Minnesota and Thursday at Oklahoma City because of a sprained right ankle.

Pierce sustained the injury during the second quarter of the Clippers’ 114-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night at Staples Center.

Pierce stayed back in Los Angeles, where he will rejoin the team when it comes home after Thursday’s game. There is no word as to whether Pierce, 38, will be available for the Clippers when they host the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at Staples Center.