Rivers rested Kevin Garnett Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks and will monitor him closely tonight against the Bulls, but with a wave of injuries knocking out star players on a handful of playoff teams, Rivers wants to be cautious.
He also has personal experience to draw from. The Knicks won that season-ending battle, but when the two teams met again in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bulls won 4-2.
"It's my memory," Rivers said. "Every time I think about playing guys I just look down."