Apparently, the Celtics didn’t want to wait until today for KG’s MRI. Why rush a player worth $100 million whose shoulders carry the hopes and dreams of an entire franchise, city, region and two guys who run this web site?
The diagnosis: a posterior muscle strain which will keep Garnett out of action for 2-3 weeks. I’ll take a muscle strain over ligament damage any day of the week. The injury calls for “rest and ice,” according to Danny Ainge.
“The biggest reason we’re sending him out of town is that he wanted to play in the second half (Thursday) night,” Ainge said. “And he wanted to play against Phoenix (tomorrow), too. So we just decided the smart thing to do was to get his butt out of town to keep him from being tempted to play. I don’t think it’s a major thing at all, but we’re just going to be cautious . . .”
Garnett will likely miss upcoming games against Cleveland (March 6) and/or Orlando (March 8).
“If we don’t have home-court advantage, so be it, we have to find a way to get it done,” Paul Pierce said.
Unrelated to Garnett’s injury, the Celtics continue to look for frontcourt support. According to NBA sources, Joe Smith’s people are letting it be known that they’d like to work a buyout with Oklahoma City. If such a deal is reached and he becomes a free agent, the Celts will go after him hard. And reason has been given to believe the interest is mutual.
LeBron dropped 55 last night as the Cavs dumped the Bucks. But Charlie Villanueva did his best to take out a few of Cleveland’s players. Check out these pics….