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Nets' Pierce leaves with sore shoulder

Brooklyn, NY ( - Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce left Sunday's game against Sacramento 73 seconds into the first quarter with what the team said was a sore right shoulder.

Pierce was guarding Jason Thompson down low when the Kings big man made a spin move toward the basket and made contact with Pierce's shoulder.

Pierce made his only shot, a layup to open the scoring.

03/09 18:45:00 ET