Found March 19, 2013 on Fox Sports:
After the short-handed Boston Celtics nearly knocked off the hottest team in the NBA, they hope to get a key piece back in time for the start of their road trip. The Celtics could have Kevin Garnett in the lineup when they take on the sinking New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Garnett missed the last two contests while dealing with the flu and a strained abductor, but coach Doc Rivers said Garnett was close to playing against Miami on Monday. The Celtics (36-30) are 2-1 without Garnett this season. Boston led by 17 in the first half against the league-best Heat, but LeBron James' go-ahead basket with 10.5 seconds left gave Miami a 105-103 victory that extended its winning streak to 23. Jeff Green carried the Celtics offensively with a career-high 43 points. In the three games without Garnett, Green has averaged 28.0 points while going 30 for 44 from the field and 8 for 13 from 3-point range. Paul Pierce added 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists but missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that could have given Boston the win. "No moral victories, even though it was a close game,'' Pierce said. The Celtics had won seven of nine before falling to the Heat, but the two losses came on the road by an average of 19.0 points. Boston is opening a three-game trip and plays six of eight away from home. A date with the league-worst Hornets could give the Celtics a good chance to get the stretch started with a win. New Orleans (22-46) lost its fourth straight and 12th in 15 games Monday, 93-72 to Golden State in the opener of a seven-game homestand. Ryan Anderson had 21 points and Anthony Davis added 16, but the Hornets shot 33.7 percent from the field and 3 for 17 from 3-point range. "We took a lot of bad shots,'' coach Monty Williams said. "It's a challenge to try to manufacture your offense with guys who are trying their best to make shots when we don't have a guy to get it done, get the ball and go to the basket." Despite its recent struggles, New Orleans has won four of five meetings with the Celtics and can sweep the season series following a 90-78 victory Jan. 16. The Hornets rolled to the surprisingly victory in part by dominating the boards, holding a 55-40 advantage. That could again be an area of concern this time for the Celtics, who rank near the bottom of the NBA in rebounding differential at minus-3.8. Davis has averaged 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in his last six games overall. Garnett led Boston with a team-high 15 points in the first meeting, but he's scored 9.0 per game and shot 37.5 percent in his last three at New Orleans.

Reports: Garnett won't play vs. Heat

If the Boston Celtics are going to end the Miami Heat's 22-game winning streak Monday night, they'll have to do it without Kevin Garnett. Garnett missed Saturday night's win over the Charlotte Bobcats with a left adductor strain and will not play in tonight's showdown in Boston, according to multiple reports. After Garnett sat out Sunday's practice with the...

Kevin Garnett sits as Heat beat Celtics

He may not have changed the outcome, but Kevin Garnett can change a game.  He's done it his whole career.  And he always seems to play better in the big games.  Last night's game against the Miami Heat would have qualified.  No one wants to be the next team to help increase the streak.  But that's what happened with Garnett on the bench. The Heat took on the Celtics...

Reports: KG may not play vs. Heat

If the Boston Celtics are going to end the Miami Heat's 22-game winning streak Monday night, they may have to do it without Kevin Garnett. Garnett missed Saturday night's win over the Charlotte Bobcats with a left adductor strain and will be a game-time decision for tonight's showdown in Boston, according to multiple reports. After Garnett sat out Sunday's practice...

Garnett misses Heat game with injury, illness

Kevin Garnett is out of the lineup for the Boston Celtics as they try to stop the Miami Heat's 22-game winning streak. Garnett has the flu and a strain in his left thigh, coach Doc Rivers said before Monday night's game. He said Garnett would have played if he didn't have the flu. Garnett missed Saturday night's 105-88 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats with the...

Garnett a game time decision vs. Miami, why the Celtics may still have a shot without him

With the Miami Heat coming to town in the midst of a 22 game winning streak, the Celtics already have the odds stacked against them tonight. And you would think, if Kevin Garnett does indeed miss tonight's game (he's currently a game time decision), those odds would slide to pretty close to zero. After all, KG's importance to the team goes far deeper than his 15 points...

Celtics' Garnett returns against Hornets

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett is in the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets. The 6-foot-11 Garnett had been sidelined for two games by a left thigh injury and the flu. Boston split the two games, losing to streaking Miami on in the final seconds Monday night. Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds this season. His...

Kevin Garnett 50/50 chance of playing against Heat

The Miami Heat have extended their winning streak to 22 straight games.  Now, they will face the Boston Celtics.  Regardless of the current state of the Celtics, Boston has always been a tough opponent for anyone facing them.  However, they may be without Kevin Garnett. According to ESPN Boston, Garnett has been limited not because of the need for extra rest at the end of the...

KG makes the trip to New Orleans

The Boston Celtics traveled to New Orleans for the start of a three-game road trip on Tuesday and Kevin Garnett (illness, thigh) flew with his teammates after missing the past two games, according to the team. ESPN Boston KG’s had a couple of games off now to rest his hip, shake his flu bug, clip that hang nail, tweeze those problem eyebrows….. whatever the hell it is that...

Pierce: Don't expect KG back Monday

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett has a left adductor strain that kept him out of the Celtics' 105-88 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday and out of practice on Sunday. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Garnett is "50/50 at best" to play Monday night against the Miami Heat, while Paul Pierce

LeBron: Dunking over Jason Terry made it even 'sweeter'

Miami Heat star LeBron James said the fact that is was Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry who he dunked over and knocked down "made it that much sweater."    James surprised

Celtics Set Their Own Records in a Historical Week

It’s been quite a busy week historically speaking for the world with recent events and it was no different for our Boston Celtics basketball team! In Wednesday’s night game against the Toronto Raptors, both Paul Pierce as well as Kevin Garnett solidified their places in NBA history in a 112-88 romping of their opponents. Garnett was the big headline of the night passing Jerry...

Celtics Stung by Hornets at the Buzzer 87-86

Coming off a emotional game again the Miami Heat the Celtics moved on to a three game road trip starting in New Orleans against the Hornets. The Celtics got back their veteran center Kevin Garnett who returned from a leg injury and flu symptoms. The Hornet's Anthony Davis was also battling flu like symptoms but managed to play in the game and in the end was the difference maker...

Celtics-Heat Live: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Look to Keep Streak Alive in Boston

8 a.m. ET: Kevin Garnett would not miss this one, would he? Garnett, who sat out Saturday’s game against the Bobcats with a strained muscle in his left thigh, has not said whether he will play Monday. The Celtics (36-29) sure would like him to, since their opponent is none other than LeBron James and the streaking Heat (51-14). The Heat come into Boston with something to prove...

Boston Celtics fumble away 13 point lead, lose to New Orleans Hornets 87-86

What a mess. After a strong first half the Celtics fell apart in the third quarter, getting outscored 22-12 and fumbling away a 10 point halftime lead. The Celtics were able to rally, but Anthony Davis scored off a tip-in with 0.3 seconds remaining and the Celtics weren’t able to get off a shot before the final buzzer sounded. Honestly that game was disgusting so lets try to get...

5 Things Celtics must do to win tonight - Heat 3/18

Tonight, the Celtics will the play the final game of their three game home stand when they host the red hot Miami Heat. As you probably know, the Heat are currently riding a 22 game win streak with the media at their backs. On the other hand, the Celtics have won their last two games over the Raptors and Bobcats, with the win over Charlotte coming without KG. According to 10,000...
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