- Kevin Garnett in a holding pattern: Doc Rivers officially ruled Kevin Garnett out of action until the playoffs, meaning Saturday – the expected date of the team’s first playoff game – is the earliest the Celtics forward will take the floor. Garnett has missed 21 of the team’s past 25 games because of a strained right knee. [Herald]
- Players may be hurting, but confidence isn’t: The injury-plagued Celtics won’t repeat as champions because of Kevin Garnett’s knee issues. There is no way the Celtics can beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers, especially in Cleveland. With a healthy Andrew Bynum, the Celtics can’t knock off Kobe Bryant and the Lakers again. The Big Three are getting old. Boston can’t rely on home-court advantage this time around. The Celtics have heard all those theories and more from skeptics who believe there will not be an 18th championship banner being raised at TD Banknorth Garden this year. But through all the injuries, criticism, and questions, the Celtics remain extremely confident, for several reasons. [Globe]
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