Doc Rivers didn't want to say who he'd put on the floor in place of the suspended Kevin Garnett. Glen Davis was working with the starting unit during the portion of practice open to the media. However, Rasheed Wallace was also in the huddle while Rivers explained plays.
Wallace has nearly 200 games worth of postseason experience, and was brought in as an insurance policy for Garnett. Davis averaged 15.8 points a night, blossoming in last-year's playoffs with Garnett out because of a season-ended knee injury.
Rajon Rondo said, "I think Babyís starting, but weíve just got to get the job done. Babyís ready to play, Rasheedís ready to play, so is Shelden [Williams]."
Wallace had one of his best night's this season, a 16-point nine-rebound fill-in job for Garnett who sat out the Celtics 112-106 win over the Heat Jan. 6 with a hyperextended right knee.
Knowing they've beaten the Heat without Garnett, gives the Celtics some confidence, they aren't leaning on that win.
"Itís funny you have Kevin out and we have played them one time without Kevin and we did well. So that gives us a little bit of confidence. But itís a whole different game obviously now. Itís played at a higher level than that game was played, so we have to be ready."