Bad news first: Kendrick Perkins and KG missed today’s practice with injuries, according to the team’s Twitter account. Both are expected to play Friday. Perk: Hyper-extended knee. KG: Mid-foot sprain strain.
More details as they come in.
Here’s a not-good sounding update from Paul Flannery at WEEI:
Of the two, Garnett’s is apparently more worrisome. He suffered what the team called a right mid-foot strain late in the fourth quarter of Game 2. He arrived for practice but was told to shut it down by Doc Rivers.
“Honestly today if we had a game I don’t think he could have played,” Rivers said. “We just have to wait. I doubt if he’ll practice tomorrow. We’ll see. Perk we think will be all right. I don’t know if he can practice tomorrow either.”
Recall that Paul Pierce missed a handful of games this season with a mid-foot strain.
Good news: Rajon Rondo was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team.
Only Dwight Howard received more first-place votes than Rondo, who received 23 of a maximum possible 29 first place. (The 30 coaches vote for the first- and second teams, and coaches cannot vote for their own players).
First team: Howard, Rondo, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Gerald Wallace
Second team: Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Thabo Sefolosha, Josh Smith, Anderson Varejao.
Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Garnett each received one first-team vote.