KG and His Knee to Miss 2 Games

by December 31, 2009

It‘s never comforting to hear the coach say he doesn‘t like the way his best player “runs”: “Doc Rivers didn’t like the way Kevin Garnett was moving the past two games. Rivers said Garnett also won’t play Saturday against Toronto, but emphasized that the injury, a hyperextension, has nothing to do with the bone spur surgery Garnett underwent last May. Garnett told Rivers he was kicked in a midair collision during Sunday’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles, though he did play Monday against Golden State. After facing Toronto, the Celtics don’t play again until Wednesday against the Heat, so Garnett will get eight days of rest. ‘I didn’t like the way he ran in the second half of the Clipper game,’ Rivers said of Garnett. ‘That’s when I started watching it. That was the first I noticed anything. He looked great in Orlando [on Christmas Day]. That’s why he was so frustrated, because he said, ‘Man, I felt great, and how do you get hit up in the air?’ I don’t know what he’s talking about. I didn’t think he ran right in the last quarter and a half of the Clippers game, and I didn’t think he looked right at all, ever in the Golden State game. Someone said, ‘Are you being too cautious?’ Probably. But I would rather be safe than sorry.”‘