Last season the Boston Celtics were the defending NBA Champs and in many people's minds, were primed for a repeat. All 96 games the Celts played last year (including playoffs) can be summed up in two words. Injury and disappointment. Heading into the stretch run the Celtics lost their perennial All-Star forward Kevin Garnett to a knee injury. The team, and Coach Doc Rivers, hoped he could return for the playoffs, that never transpired as he coached from the bench in a different suit each night. He still brought his intensity as he willed his teammates to a seven game opening series win against the upset minded Chicago Bulls. Leon Powe was also lost in that series with a torn ACL and Boston's size, as well as depth was tested early. Brian Scalabrine and Glen "Big Baby" Davis filled in well ...
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Article written by Louis Neth