R.I.P. '09 Celtics

This is a Feb. 19, 2009, file photo showing Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett hopping in pain during the second quarter against the Utah Jazz in an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City.

Looks Like KG Is Done... So Are the Celtics.
For the Rest of the Spring, It's Called Bruins.

Let's Be Serious, Without KG, The C's Have No Shot
Set Your DVR for Lakers-Cavs, Kobe vs. LeBron, in the NBA Finals
Wyc Sees '2004 Pistons' in the Watered-Down Celts,
Because He Still Needs to Sell Big Tickets in Boston
We'll Always Have Banner No. 17. Sincerely, Sportstown USA

Coach Doc Rivers on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show this morning: "This is the first time I've said it, because it's the first time I've really watched him. He's not gonna be ready. After watching him run, there's no way. So, we're gonna move without him. And the way I saw him move today guys, I don't know if he'll be ready... he's just limping. He just can't run. And he had... this was an honest run today, you couldn't fake your way through it.... and the guy is a warrior, you can see him trying to mask it, but after 20 minutes of running, there's just no way...

I don't see it. I just don't. And I've flipped completely because I was watching him move, and he looked great, and then, I just... after today, there's no way he can play... Eddie's (Trainer Eddie Lacerte) doing everything he can to get him on the court. Kevin's gone beyond that, but at this point after going through all the rehab, and looking so good last week, and even, he was running last week, and it looked like he was running pretty well, to where he's at today, if he can't get through biking and working out without swelling and stiffness and his leg locking, I just don't know how you play in the playoffs."

Forget the Green, Think Black and Gold

During one of the second period free for alls, the Bruins Mark Stuart (left) pulls down the Canadiens Guillaume Latendresse (84) as Milan Lucic batles at far right.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Another One Bites the Dust...
BOOM! Tough Actin' Tenactin...
John Madden Retires

Fox broadcasters Pat Summerall, left, and John Madden stand in the FOX broadcast booth at the Louisiana Superdome before Super Bowl XXXVI Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in New Orleans.
BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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