Pierce, Randolph out for Nets-Grizzlies game

CLAY BAILEY (Associated Press)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets carries the ball downcourt during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on November 27, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Lakers defeat the Nets 99-94. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies were both without key forwards Saturday, as Paul Pierce and Zach Randolph were out with injuries.

Pierce, the Nets' third-leading scorer with 12.4 points a game, has a bruised right hand. Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd says Pierce's hand is ''a little swollen.''

''They'll look at it and see how he feels (Sunday), but we thought it was best for him to get some rest,'' Kidd said.

The Grizzlies announced before the game that Randolph, their leading rebounder at 9.1 per game and second-leading scorer at 16.0 points, had surgery for an ingrown toenail earlier Saturday.

Randolph's injury is another blow to the Memphis front line. Center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a left knee sprain.