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The Celtics said Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee are expected to miss Saturday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with left ankle injuries.
The Grizzlies said center Marc Gasol will sit out with an abdominal tear, and coach Lionel Hollins said forward Zach Randolph won't start because of an internal matter.
Randolph is the team's leading rebounder at 11.6 boards. In the past, he has sat out the start of games for being late to practice or a shootaround.
Boston coach Doc Rivers didn't know when Garnett hurt his ankle. The Celtics second-leading scorer at 14.9 points, he had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Boston's 104-94 loss at Dallas on Friday night.
Lee, a 6-foot-5 guard, crumpled to the court with 1:21 left in the game after spraining his ankle.
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From Gary Washburn and Scott Souza on twitter.
Doc says KG doubtful for Tuesday, while Lee is probable #celtics #knicks
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) March 25, 2013
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Courtney Lee not practicing today, but more optimistic about playing tomorrow vs. #Knicks
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 25, 2013
Lee coming back is obviously good news, but...
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“An initial sprain is always the biggest zing right there when it happens,” Lee said after the Celtics’ 104-94 loss to Dallas. “But hopefully it’s just swelled up a little bit.
“I’ll get some medicine...
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol accidentally kneed Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison in the groin during Wednesday night's NBA game at the FedEx Forum.
Gasol had his knee out in front of him as he was attempting a jump shot near the basket, and Collison jumped in the air to block the shot. Collison was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
To add insult to...
Kevin Garnett will need healthy legs if the Celtics are to have any chance at advancing in the playoffs, so the team is taking every precaution with his troublesome left ankle.
Garnett, who has missed three of the Celtics’ last five games, is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Knicks, Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters at practice on Monday. Celtics president of basketball...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- There were a lot of Kevin Garnett jerseys inside FedExForum Saturday night. Kevin Garnett's was not one of them.
Garnett was one of four noticeable players missing from the Memphis and Boston starting lineups, along with Boston's Courtney Lee and Grizzlies starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Randolph was in the doghouse after being late for shootaround...
An MRI on Kevin Garnett’s left foot showed swelling in his ankle, and he is officially listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks. According to Coach Doc Rivers, K.G. hurt his foot during Friday’s loss at Dallas, and it’s possible that the Celtics’ defensive leader will miss at least the next four or five games.
Rivers told the Boston Globe, “Whatever [management...
The Boston Celtics quest to gain a more beneficial position in the Eastern Conference standings has hit a snag as it’s being reported that Kevin Garnett will be sidelined due to injury.
According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, made it known that Garnett will rest his injured ankle so that he can be healthy for the playoffs....
Celtics’ Doc Rivers and Jason Terry were less than compassionate Friday night when Courtney Lee was carried off the floor by teammates after spraining his ankle.
Boston was in the midst of a comeback against Dallas, down just five with under two minutes remaining in the game when Lee went down with an ankle injury on a possession that left O.J. Mayo wide open for a three-pointer...
The Celtics’ scrambling was admirable, if not exactly effective, as they dashed around the court trying to match up with Mavericks players on defense. They were getting picked apart in a performance reminiscent of Tiago Splitter‘s breakout game at TD Garden earlier this season, but at least they were making a good show of it.
Then Vince Carter hopped in the Way Back Machine —...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are now 15th and 20th on the all time NBA scoring list. Watching KG's video, the cold case of the missing magazine pictures from barber shops and convenience stores in South Carolina back in the 80's appears to have been solved as well.
--MEMPHIS-- Memphis - 110, Boston - 106 The Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies were battling the entire game Saturday. The Grizzlies won 110-106 over the Celtics. With Kevin Garnett out once again for Boston, it took all they had to try and best Memphis. But in the end, they were unsuccessful. At the end of the first quarter, it looked like the Celtics were playing well....
Bob Cousy, #14
After spending the past two weeks in the #9 position, a four game losing streak has dropped the Celtics five spots, all the way down to #14 in Marc Stein's NBA power rankings for ESPN. With the news just out that Kevin Garnett will likely miss some time (Doc said 4-5 games wouldn't surprise him), Stein probably wishes he had Boston even lower.
Here's Doc Rivers' interview from today's practice. Doc talks injuries, the Knicks, and getting the Celtics back on track.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Here's Ainge on Kevin Garnett's injury:
"I'll guess two weeks, just because we want to make sure he's really ready" Ainge said of Garnett's recovery timeline. I think it happened in...
Only Important Injuries:
-Arron Afflalo out; Nikola Vucevic doubtful (stock up for Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Kyle O’Quinn)
-Marc Gasol out (stock up for Ed Davis, Zach Randolph, Jerryd Bayless)
-David West out (stock up for Tyler Hansbrough, Roy Hibbert)
-Greivis Vasquez out (stock up for Eric Gordon)
-Devin Harris out (stock up for Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Deshawn Stevenson...