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Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics’ playoff prospects look murky

Resilience has become a hallmark of the Celtics. They can summon it at will to absorb injuries, defy detractors, and overcome the odds. But there is no amount of resolve that can adjust for the absence of both a healthy Kevin Garnett and playoff experience.

As long as the Big Ticket is a big question mark with inflammation in his left foot/ankle, the playoff prospects of the Celtics are hazier than the fuliginous rafters of the old Boston Garden on a warm day. The latest report Thursday from Doc “It’s just a nickname” Rivers was that Garnett could be back in action Sunday against the Washington Wizards. Of course the Celtics are to predicting injury recovery times what Neville Chamberlain was to declaring peace in our time.

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