Pregame: Pietrus returns vs. Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- After sitting out Friday's win over Portland with swelling in his right knee, Celtics reserve guard Mickael Pietrus is back on the active roster for Sunday's tilt with the Lakers.

"I'm good, I'm back ... it’s nothing major, just something we had to take care of," said Pietrus.

Pietrus underwent surgery on his right knee in the offseason and didn't debut for the Celtics until mid-January as he continued his rehab after signing with the team on Christmas Eve. Pietrus has often taken practices off to allow the knee to rest, but said over-activity while trying to strengthen the region for the stretch run might have done more harm than good.

"I’m just trying to take care of my knee the best way I can," he said. "I think I did too much lifting on my knee by myself, I was just trying to get stronger."

Pietrus said he's simply trying to stay on the floor for his team during the second half of the season. He did have fun with local radio personality Vic the Brick, who -- after showing off his "big game fur" to the Guadaloupean -- asked how to say "love" in his native French. Pietrus waited a beat then deadpanned, "Boston Celtics."