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(NECN: Boston, Mass.) - Not great. That is how Celtics coach Doc Rivers described the injuries suffered by Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. "I expect both of them to play (in Game 2), honestly, I just don't know how much they can give us, yet," said Rivers. Rivers said Pierce suffered no structural damage and insisted he will be ready for Sunday. "All I know is that he (Pierce) came back out on the floor and played and I'm good with that," said Rivers. In reaction to skepticism from Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Rivers said "let it begin." "I thought we did a better job in the second half, obviously," said Rivers. "I think we can be a better defensive team than we were last night." "Kobe is a great player, so we just have to show up again Sunday, thinking he's a great player. He's tough. If it were easy to stop him, he wouldn't be a great player. We expect him to be great," Rivers said about Lakers star Kobe Bryant.