Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett will play in Game Three against the Knicks Friday in Boston, despite suffering a hip injury in Game Two.
Here's Doc from a piece by Associated Press writer Jimmy Golen:
"He’s good. He’s good to go," Rivers said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. "He'll practice tomorrow, and he'll play on Friday."
"He got hit in the hip, very similar to having a hip pointer in football. It’s affecting him. I was concerned he was grabbing something else," Rivers said. "In a couple timeouts, I was asking if he was OK."
It would take much more than a hip pointer to keep Garnett out of the playoffs, but this seems like one of those "If it were a playoff game" moments coming true. If Friday were a regular season game, Garnett would probably stay home. Being down 2-0 to the Knicks doesn't exactly give Boston much leverage on resting players either.
Garnett's already banged up with a bone spur in his ankle, along with the usual wear and tear of being a 36-y...