Nets SF Paul Pierce to Miss 2-4 Weeks with Broken Hand

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0  Updated at 12:37 am, December 3rd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) —  The injuries keep on mounting for the Brooklyn Nets.

The team announced Monday that small forward Paul Pierce will miss the next 2-4 weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.

The 36-year-old Pierce has struggled in his first season with the Nets, averaging 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting just 36.8 percent from the field.

The Nets (5-12) have also been without guards Deron Williams and Jason Terry, as well as swingman Andrei Kirilenko due to various injuries.

“Injuries are a part of the game,” first year head coach Jason Kidd said. “You just hope that there are speedy recoveries. And for the guys in that locker room that can play, I believe in each one of those guys and that we can find a way to win until we do get whole.”

Brooklyn will host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

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