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Celtics "Shutting Down" Garnett

Posted: March 31, 2009, 3:30 PM ; Updated: March 31, 2009, 3:32 PM

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WALTHAM, Massachusetts (AP) -- The Boston Celtics are "shutting down" injured star Kevin Garnett because of concerns over his sore right knee.

Coach Doc Rivers announced after practice Tuesday that the team would be "shutting down" their star forward after Garnett experienced continued soreness in the knee, first injured on Feb. 19 at Utah.

Rivers said Garnett would probably play the last few games of the season to prepare for the playoffs.

"After watching him move today, we're just going to shut him down," Rivers said. "It probably won't be for the year. He'll probably play by the end, last couple of games, or last three games. It's just not progressing the way we anticipated it would progress."

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