Pistons F Prince leaves game against Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Detroit forward Tayshaun Prince limped off the court with assistance during the first quarter of the Pistons' game Monday night against Boston.

Prince fell backward and was kneed in the back by teammate Jason Maxiell with 4:53 left in the first. Prince stayed on the floor for several minutes, holding his back, while doctors attended to him.

He was helped off the floor, limping. The team said he would not return to the game.

Prince missed 26 games earlier in the season with a back injury.