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Trying times for Celtics

Loss of Garnett, even for two weeks, will test already-depleted team

Updated: December 31, 2010, 11:06 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Considering the celebrations that seemingly came with Thursday's news that Celtics forward Kevin Garnett would be sidelined for a mere two weeks, one would think New Year's came to Boston 32 hours early.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge's declaration that Garnett has a strained right calf calmed fears from 20 hours earlier, when pundits from coast to coast made the, um, knee-jerk reaction that Garnett might have reinjured his surgically repaired right knee and that ...

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