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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Perkins: 'It is Baby'

By Chris Forsberg

Celtics coach Doc Rivers played coy about a potential Game 2 starter with Kevin Garnett suspended Monday, but barring an elaborate attempt to throw off the Heat, all indications are that Glen Davis will get the nod.

Elsa/Getty ImagesGlen Davis got the starts for an injured Kevin Garnett during last year's postseason.
Kendrick Perkins provided the strongest suggestion yet after Tuesday's morning shootaround when he told reporters Davis would be in the starting lineup.

"It is Baby," Perkins said, according to the Boston Globe. "Baby's been there before. We've got trust in Baby. He's going to come out, he's going to play hard, he's going to do what he's got to do."

Davis closed out Monday's practice working with the first unit and had talked for two days like he was in line to draw the start. Point guard Rajon Rondo noted Monday he thought Davis would get the start and Rasheed Wallace talked that same day like a player resigned to a backup role.