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Topic: Boston Celtics News: Garnett Out... Leon Powe too

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Subject: Boston Celtics News: Garnett Out... Leon Powe too
Date Posted: 4/16/2009 10:06 AM ET
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Breaking news has it that Doc Rivers had to shut Garnett down at practice this morning, and Rivers was quoted as saying there is a "real possibility that he [Garnett] will miss the entire playoffs." WOW! That is NOT good news for Celtics fans!

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Date Posted: 4/16/2009 8:04 PM ET
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No it sure isn't, and it's now official, he is out for the playoffs.  To add insult to injury, the GM, Danny Ainge, was admitted to Mass General this afternoon after suffering a mild heart attack.  Word is he is recovering nicely.  These poor guys!!!

Subject: Bad to worse
Date Posted: 4/21/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Yikes! Bad enough they were already without Garnett, now this!


ESPN.com news services

Leon Powe will join Kevin Garnett on the Boston Celtics' sideline. Already without an injured Garnett for possibly the remainder of the playoffs, the Celtics have lost backup forward Powe for the duration because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee.

Powe was injured in Boston's 118-115 Game 2 victory over Chicago on Monday. The injury is unrelated to the right knee sprain that sidelined him in March for almost a month. Powe did not return to the bench Monday after going to the locker room early in the second quarter. Boston's last-second win, courtesy of a Ray Allen 3-pointer, evened their first-round series against the Bulls at a game apiece.

Garnett, the centerpiece of Boston's unprecedented 17th NBA title and a key to its hopes of trying to repeat, has been sidelined by a knee injury that limited him to four games over the final two months of the season. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is sitting out practice Tuesday and Wednesday with a sprained ankle. But coach Doc Rivers says Rondo will be able to play in Game 3 on Thursday night.