Boston's Garnett out against Charlotte
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will miss Saturday night's game against Charlotte with a strained left thigh muscle.Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters before the game that the 17-year veteran didn't look good in practice on Friday, so the team decided to sit him."Kevin's not playing tonight," Rivers said. "Not because it's a night off, just because he wasn't running well at practice."When asked if he expected it to be longer, Rivers said, "No, I don't think so."Boston already lost Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa for the season. Barbosa was later traded to Washington at the deadline.Rondo and Barbosa suffered season-ending knee injuries. Sullinger underwent back surgery.Jeff Green was expected to start in place of Garnett.Garnett has played 63 of the team's 64 games this season, only missing a win in Phoenix when he was rested after attending the All-Star game.