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NBA Playoff Preview: Celtics Look To Survive Without Kevin Garnett

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Celtics’ quest for back-to-back NBA titles just became more difficult, as reigning defensive player of the year Kevin Garnett is out for the playoffs due to a knee injury.

 

Garnett helped Boston raise its first title banner since 1986 last season. He was acquired before the season in a trade, and immediately become the heart and soul of the Celtics. On the way to the title, Garnett improved Boston’s team defense dramatically.

 

This season, Garnett missed 13 games following the knee injury suffered Feb. 19. The Celtics were hopeful he would ret...

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