The Boston Celtics are pretty well locked into the playoffs. It would take a monumental collapse and a historic run by the Philadelphia 76ers for Boston to drop out of the postseason picture. Yet, it's still tough to have their best player sitting on the bench. Kevin Garnett will miss the next two weeks because of ankle inflammation.
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston says Garnett likely injured his ankle last week then continued playing on it. The additional play on the injured ankle has caused the inflammation.
"I think it happened in New Orleans game, it was just sore -- just inflammation," Danny Ainge said. "A lot of things can cause inflammation; I think everyone has a little bit of inflammation this time of year. KG, we need to get him fresh anyway."
The Celtics are currently sitting in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference. They have not had a great year, but they will once again make the postseason, and once they're in, anything can happen. Injuries have plagued the team all year, though. So, it's no surprise the Celtics want to rest players to get them as fresh as possible.
With Garnett out, Boston will be missing his 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He's a dominant presence down low who can stretch the court as well. In his career, Garnett has averaged 19.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.