The Celtics have decided to be ultra conservative putting Kevin Garnett on the shelf for 2-3 weeks as he has been preliminarily diagnosed with a posterior muscle strain behind his right knee. Garnett will be looked at on saturday by team physician Brian McKeon for a complete diagnosis.
Garnett being out 2 weeks is more accurate because the team will have a very difficult time keeping him out against the Cavaliers who the Celts play in 2 weeks.
Being out 2 weeks would mean Garnett would miss the 3 remaining games on this western road swing against Phoenix, Denver and the Clippers as well as games against Indiana, Detroit and New Jersey. The next 2 Celtics games would be at home against the Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic, teams with the best and 3rd best records in the east as the Celtics try to secure the best record in the east and home court advantage during the playoffs.