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Danny Ainge defends Kevin Garnett

Updated: November 5, 2010, 7:55 AM ET
ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge spoke out on Thursday afternoon in defense of Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, who was accused by the Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva of calling him a "cancer patient" during a game Tuesday.

During his weekly call-in to Boston sports radio station WEEI, Ainge called Villanueva a self-promoter and said his accusations were "ludicrous."

"There's one thing that I know for sure, and it's that KG would not offend cancer ...

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