KG misses shootaround; game-time decision

March, 18, 2013
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Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett did not participate in Monday's morning shootaround and is officially a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Miami Heat, according to the team.

Garnett has been bothered by a left adductor strain that forced him to sit out Saturday's game against Charlotte and Sunday's practice. Rivers said on Sunday: "We don’t know what he’s going to do [Monday]. My guess is he’s 50/50 at best."

With Garnett not participating in Monday's shootaround, it seemingly makes it less likely that he would suit up to play against Miami.

The Celtics are 2-0 without Garnett this season with breezy wins over Charlotte and Phoenix. It's likely that Jeff Green would again take his spot in the starting lineup if Garnett cannot dress.

Earlier this season, with a weary legged Garnett in clear need of rest, Rivers kicked himself for not sitting him out during a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers. The magnitude of Monday's game is unlikely to influence whether he's on the floor. Rivers has stressed that the most important thing for Boston -- beyond regular-season success and playoff seedings -- is to be healthy and playing its best ball when the postseason arrives.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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