Doc Rivers Calms Celtics Fans’ Nerves

by April 02, 2009

Don’t worry, Beantowners. KG will be ready for the start of the postseason: “I think he absolutely will. There’s always a chance [Garnett won’t be ready], but I don’t see that, I really don’t. I would be very, very surprised if Kevin Garnett is not playing in Game 1 of the playoffs.’ … Asked if the Celtics could repeat with Garnett at less than 100 percent, Rivers said, ‘Yes. I believe that. Defensively is where we need him, obviously offensively, too, with his shot and all that, his leadership on the floor. I really believe we can. And I think he will be [at full strength], or close to it – I don’t know if he’ll be 100 percent – but I do, that is the answer, without him being 100 percent.”