Kevin Garnett walked over to the Boston bench, nursing a sore hip and Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked repeatedly if his big man needed a break.
It was going to take more than that to knock Garnett out of the playoffs.
''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.''
Garnett appeared to clutch his stomach while going for a rebound early in the fourth quarter, but he wouldn't let Rivers take him out of the game.
''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.''
But Garnett wasn't so lucky with the referees: He picked up two quick fouls early in the first quarter and was in foul trouble the whole game. Garnett played only 24 minutes i...