BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will miss his seventh consecutive game Monday night with a sprained right calf, but coach Doc Rivers said the team is still hopeful he’ll be back for Wednesday’s tilt with the Sacramento Kings.
Garnett did not participate in Monday’s morning shootaround and, while he’s experienced no setbacks in his recovery, Rivers suggested he’s simply not ready to resume game activity.
“Not tonight, maybe Wednesday,” said Rivers. “I didn’t even ask [about his status] — him and [team trainer] Eddie [Lacerte], the way we left it, we had a little morning shootaround and he didn’t participate, so that meant he wasn’t ready. Honest to God, I didn’t even ask. He’ll tell us and so will Eddie. It’s not a pressing issue for me.