Davis tests knee in Philly

March, 11, 2011
Brian Babineau/NBAE/GettyGlen Davis has missed Boston's last three games due to an ailing left knee.
PHILADELPHIA -- Celtics reserve forward Glen Davis traveled with the team to Philadelphia and participated in Friday's morning shootaround in hopes of testing his ailing left knee.

Davis, who has missed the last three games with a strained patella tendon and will sit out again against the Sixers, said he's feeling, "OK," and hoped Friday's activity would allow him to gauge whether he can return to practice on Saturday. Celtics coach Doc Rivers has suggested that Davis could be back on the floor as early as Sunday's visit from the Milwaukee Bucks.

"I’m close, though," said Davis. "I'm close."

Asked if Friday's test was his first basketball activity since tweaking the injury in the second half of last Wednesday's win over the Phoenix Suns, Davis playfully joked that he's actually been quite active.

"[NBA] 2K11," Davis joked in reference to the popular basketball video games series. "Scoring buckets on there."

Keeping it light, Davis was asked what team he plays for and admitted he's actually dabbled as the rival Miami Heat ("I just want to get them a win.") What's more, when Davis plays as the Celtics, he's partial to starting himself instead of his real-life sixth-man role.

"You think I come off the bench?" Davis playfully asked. "Not in my world."

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com



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