Looks like the road to the Finals for the Boston Celtics could be a rough road. Garnett has been out of action for weeks now with an injury to his knee. According to NBA.com they stated that Head Coach Doc Rivers is strong about Garnett missing the entire playoffs.
“He’s not going to be ready. After watching him practice, there’s no way,” Rivers said on WEEI-AM. “The way I saw him move today, I don’t know if he’ll be ready.”
The Celtics begin the best-of-seven first round series against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
“We’re going to move on without him,” Rivers said.
Garnett has been the Celtics’ inspirational leader since joining them in a 2007 trade that completed the new Big Three and propelled the franchise to its record 17th NBA title. He averaged 15.8 and 8.5 rebounds per game for the defending champions this season.
Looks like Cleveland’s road to the Finals jump expanded!