“Slowly but surely,” coach Doc Rivers said of Garnett’s progress. “You could clearly see the difference. We were really happy, for the first time in a while, with the way it’s going.
“I don’t think Sunday is a possibility right now, but we’re just really happy with what we see. A week ago it was more of a concern, now it’s less of a concern. He moved great. You can just tell the difference.”
A lot of us are skeptical when Doc or Danny talk injuries, but this sounds good. Doc also had a positive reaction to Leon:
“Leon is moving pretty good,” Rivers said. “Our goal is, hopefully, to get him to play the last game of the year, maybe. That would be a pleasant surprise but that looks like the way it’s going to happen.”
As for Rondo’s highly publicized ankle twist in practice: “Not anything bad,” Rivers said. “So we’ll be fine.”
I’m begging all media to stop referencing James Posey in future articles or during talk shows. Mark Murphy mentions Poz in today’s article on Tony Allen’s comeback. Every Wednesday when Danny Ainge calls The Big Show on WEEI, someone eventually asks about filling Posey’s role. He’s gone. In fact, he signed with another team before the season started. The Celtics are going to win 60+ games without him.
Today’s Links: Globe – KG’s Road Ahead | MJ Headed for Hall | Ryan: Doesn’t Get Classier Than This | Herald – No KG for Cavs, ABC | Enterprise – C’s Surviving w/o KG | MetroWest: Playoff Prep Slowed by Injury | TarHeels Blow Away Spartans