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Garnett misses shootaround, now a game-time decision

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) March 18, 2013 Injuries, Kevin Garnett 2 Comments

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett did not participate in Monday’s morning shootaround and is officially a game-time decision for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat, according to the team.

Garnett has been bothered by a left adductor strain that forced him to sit out Saturday’s game against Charlotte and Sunday’s practice. Rivers said on Sunday: “We don’t know what he’s going to do [Monday]. My guess is he’s 50/50 at best.”

ESPN Boston

Like I said this morning, I don’t like our chances without KG.  And it puts a LOT of pressure on the guards to really destroy the point of Miami’s attack and force them to start their offense real late in the game.  It also puts pressure on them to not turn the ball over.  Live-ball turnovers will murder the Celtics against the Heat.

Of course, now every time I hear that someone’s a game-time decision, I think of this:

 Rondo scoffs at the stars who list themselves as game-time decisions with ankle tweaks—”They just want an excuse if they don’t play well”

I’m sure he doesn’t feel like that about KG, but the phrase “game-time decision” just sparks this Pavlovian response in me.

Garnett’s health is more important than breaking the streak.  Miami could win 50 in a row and it wouldn’t be worth making a minor injury a major one by playing perhaps the most important player on the team when he’s not healthy.

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  • Frank Aziza

    He’s not playing. I’m just hoping that there isn’t more to the injury then the celtics are telling us. When did this strain occur? If he doesn’t go on the road trip then something’s up

  • Mike E

    Must be bad if he missed shootaround. Knowing the Celtics history when it comes to injuries I wouldn’t be surprise if it’s worse than what we’re being told. It’s unfortunate the Celtics have not had full healthy roster since 2009. I just can’t see this team beating Miami or being competitive without KG on the floor.