Nov 26, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Nets beat the Raptors 102-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce breaks hand, out 2-4 weeks

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I’d say the Brooklyn Nets can’t catch a break, but that might be a poor choice of words considering forward Paul Pierce was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the third metacarpal of his right hand Monday morning.

Brooklyn, who despite a payroll that would make the crosstown Yankees blush, is among the worst teams in the league this season and seemingly continue to grow worse by the day. Some of that is due to poor play, but the Nets have been hit with a mass of injuries in recent weeks to star players like Pierce and Deron Williams, which has attributed to their struggles.

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.

Pierce, who suffered the injury against the Houston Rockets last week will miss anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Alan Anderson will likely slide into the starting role while Pierce is out.

In addition to Anderson, Joe Johnson, Toko Shengelia and Mirza Teletovic will all stand to see additional minutes.

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