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Doc Rivers said Garnett is '50/50 at best' to play against Miami

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  March 17, 2013 12:16 PM

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WALTHAM -- Celtics center Kevin Garnett (left adductor strain) did not practice Sunday here and coach Doc Rivers said Garnett is "50/50 at best" to play Monday against Miami.

Garnett was a late scratch Saturday before the Celtics' 105-88 win against Charlotte with the injury, which is located in the thigh area. Rivers stressed Sunday that he doesn't believe the injury is that serious and he said it ranked as a "1" on a scale of 1 to 10.

"Even if he misses a couple games, it’ not an injury that’s a big deal. I’m not that concerned about it," Rivers said. "I don’t think it’s that serious, but it’s just a point in the year where you’re just not going to play him if he’s not feeling great."

Center Chris Wilcox suffered a similar injury last season, missed the final game before the All-Star break, and returned six days later.

The 36-year-old Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds this season.

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