Rest will not be given tonight, as has been contemplated by Doc Rivers, to the Big Three. Kevin Garnett will return to action after missing Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks for rest purposes, and both Paul Pierce and Ray Allen will play. It still hasn’t been decided how much Garnett will play. (Boston Globe, A. Sherrod Blakely)
“I’m just going to watch,” [Doc] Rivers said. “I have no thought going into the game for him. I’d like to play him a lot of minutes actually,because there’s a chance he may not play tomorrow. That’s something I will know before the game. If we play him short minutes in both games or large minutes in one. We haven’t talked about it long enough yet, but by game time I will know.”
Tony Allen, on the other hand, has a fever and might have to sit this one out.
“He may play,” Rivers said. “But right now, he’s got a 100-and-whatever fever so.”