Garnett Expected To Play Against Lakers

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WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers expects
Kevin Garnett to play against the Los Angeles Lakers after missing
two games with the flu.

Rivers said Garnett felt strong during a shoot-around Thursday
morning, but "when you're running up and down the floor when you
haven't done it, that's a different story."

Ray Allen, who hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Philadelphia on
Tuesday, also has been weakened with flu-like symptoms. He also is
expected to play.

The Celtics have given antibiotics to other players in the hope
of warding off further sickness.

Boston, which has won 12 games in a row, plays the Lakers on
Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden for the first time since
winning the NBA championship last season.

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