Found February 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Already short on bodies, the Celtics were almost another man down on Wednesday. Celtics coach Doc Rivers offered Kevin Garnett, the 36-year-old center who will be taking part in his 15th All-Star game this weekend, a chance to sit out the game against the Bulls to get some much-needed rest. As much as Garnett admitted he could use the respite, one look around the locker room made him respectfully decline his coach’s offer. “I should’ve taken that [expletive],” Garnett said after a relatively short night of only 26 minutes in the 71-69 win. “But I’m seeing everybody in here playing through everything. I’m not different from that. Paul [Pierce is] tired, everybody’s tired. No one’s full of energy right now. I felt like that was unfair.” The Celtics are already playing without Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa, who all suffered season-ending injuries in the last three weeks. A home-and-road back-to-back set earlier this week, which included a triple-overtime vic...
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