Thursday, April 16, 2009

Celtics in trouble: Kevin Garnett could miss playoffs

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Kevin Garnett will not be ready to play when the playoffs begin this weekend and there is a strong chance he won't be able to play in the postseason at all. From ESPN.com:
"He's not going to be ready. After watching him practice, there's no way," Rivers said on WEEI-AM. "The way I saw him move today, I don't know if he'll be ready."

When asked to clarify, Rivers said there was a chance Garnett could be out for the rest of the season. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said he could not elaborate on Rivers' comments.

The Celtics begin the best-of-seven first round series against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

"We're going to move on without him," Rivers said.
That certainly doesn't sound promising and the Celtics' chances are severely diminished without Garnett. If you're a Cavs fan, you're incredibly happy today since it looks like LeBron will have an easier path to an NBA title. If you're a Knicks fan, you're probably less happy because if LBJ nabs a championship with Cleveland, it will be really hard for him to leave for New York in 2010.

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