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KG is Playing

RedsArmyAdmin February 5, 2009 Uncategorized 16 Comments

Sasha Vujacic

We know the Lakers and their fans have been praying for KG's flu to linger, but Garnett will play tonight (via the Globe):

Kevin Garnett joined his Celtic teammates at this morning's shootaround for the first time since last Friday's visit to Detroit and is expected to return to the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

But coach Doc Rivers expects Garnett to be going at less than full speed, at least until he recovers from the effects of the flu.

"It's easy to feel good at shootaround," Rivers said. "But when you are running up and down the floor, when you haven't done it, it's a different ballgame."

Garnett missed wins against Minnesota (109-101) and Philadelphia (100-99).

"We need (Garnett) every game, we barely won those games without him," Celtic center Kendrick Perkins said. "What he brings to the table, a lot of guys feed off. We need 'Ticket.' "

Scal is still out with post-concussion issues and J.R. Giddens was sent back to the D-Leauge, according to WEEI.

For anyone who cares (Jester), the Celtics are 5.5 point favorites. And yes, we will be hosting a live blog.

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  • Matty S.

    How does this site have more people saying the Lakers will win on the poll? Are these Lakers fans or just Celtic fans who lack confidence? This baffles me. Hopefully more people will weigh in before the day is done.

  • Scott

    Hell yea. Finally a live blog I’ll be awake for. Let’s do this!

  • Hrvoje

    Can’t wait for it :D

  • Mike O

    Matty, you had to assume that all of the trolls would be on the site the second they woke up this morning. Thank god they arent posting yet.
    I have all my Celtic Green ready to go out here in LA. I cant wait for the first Laker fan to open their mouth at the bar.

  • G4L

    Maybe people are voting with the point spread in mind?!

  • Lakerhater

    Celtics in a blowout….even without Scal

  • davecowens

    Well Inferno, regardless of fan feelings the Celtics DO face a less than 100% Laker team tonight. Should they forfeit and reschedule for sometime in April?

  • Fsantos33

    I’ve run out of words for tonight’s game.
    “NO GUTS NO GLORY!”
    “LETS GET IT ON!!!!”
    GO CELTICS!!!!!!

  • baltimoresbest01

    as a Lakers fan, i do not see the point in complaining about Bynum’s absence. it is blatantly obvious we will miss him, but it is not going to accomplish anything by complaining about him being out. regardless i feel like the game is going to be exciting, and hopefully no one gets hurt during the game so that neither side can say “what if?” as many other Laker fans seem to forget, this is still a regular season game. sure it can have a playoff atmosphere, and of course both teams should be striving to make a statement. however the winner of this game is not immediately crowned world champion. with that being said best of luck to both sides and last but not least…
    GO LAKERS!

  • DRJ

    The game will be fun, exciting, etc. But it doesn’t really matter… just 1/82nd of the year. It’ll be Celtics-Spurs in the finals anyway.
    MikeO – you too are a Celtics fan living in LA? I thought I was the only one :) Better bring body armor…..

  • AboveTheRim

    7 pt favorites now.
    Cs by double digits

  • chief3233

    Go Green!!!!

  • Lakeshow

    I’m a lakers fan, but I fear without Bynum we won’t have what it takes. With Bynum u guys can’t score in the pair as much .Rondo just ran into the wall that
    is called bynumite.I’ll give u guys this one unless Kobe goes for 61 again.Go LAkers!

  • thetitleisours

    We need to keep our starters from playing too many minutes in the first half. Our bench will be important in this game. KG will especially need to be spelled often. Powe and Davis need to play at top level. Wonder if POB will get his 5 minutes tonight?

  • PaulPierceIsMyGirlfriend

    Celtics/Spurs in the finals? Yeah right… and Miley Cyrus is a virgin.

  • Greenisgold

    All Bynum’s injury proves is that we have the better team. Our guys do not go around getting seriously injured every year
    We won last year with KG out for a long time too