After winning Game 2 on Monday in Cleveland, the Celtics were riding high. Yesterday, Boston came back down to earth.
As reported by the Boston Globe: “Kevin Garnett sustained a right mid-foot strain near the end of the Celtics’ 104-86 Game 2 victory and was held out of practice. Rivers said Garnett wanted to practice but Rivers insisted he sit. Garnett is expected to play Friday in Game 3. ‘Honestly today, if we had a game, I don’t think he could have played,’ Rivers said. ‘We just have to wait and I doubt he practices [Thursday] and we’ll see. Perk will be all right.’ Perkins played through his injury — a hyper-extended right knee — in Game 2 and was suited up for practice but left early for some treatment. Rivers said Perkins will practice Thursday.”
In the six games he’s played in so far this postseason (KG’s missed one game due to suspension), Garnett is averaging 16.5 ppg and 9.2 rpg.