Monday, January 04, 2010
JV CELTICS BEAT RAPTORS
No Pierce. No Garnett. No Rondo. Thankfully, the Northeast Division sucks, so even a JV Celtics squad took care of business against the Raptors.
The prognosis on Pierce and Rondo is positive, as they should return soon. But KG will need at least 10 more days, probably longer, before he can return.
And frankly, that's not too bad. The Celtics will win the Northeast Division with or without Garnett. Toronto is 9 games back, the Knicks 11.5 behind. Why risk KG's health winning games in January and February, when it's April and May that matter most? Is it really that important to compete for the 2 or 3 seeds in the East? Are 2 or 3 extra home games worth Garnett's knee?
I don't think so.
C's begin a 3 game road trip Wednesday in Miami.
AP Photo/Mary Schwalm