From The Rundown


The last time the Celtics played the Pistons, Charlie Villanueva accused Kevin Garnett of calling him a "cancer patient". Then KG accused CV of misaccusing him, saying that he actually called Villanueva "cancerous to your team and our league." Perhaps it was a metaphor, perhaps it was hyperbole, or perhaps it was defamation and deception (or perhaps the Word of the Day calendar has dwindled down to just two pages for 2010). Yet perhaps it was the karmic cause of a cruel effect. Because after Villanueva hit Garnett for two quick fouls early in the first quarter (and with a bump on his way off the floor), Garnett went down with a knee injury and limped off the court late in the first quarter. X-rays were negative, but he's scheduled for an MRI today. And with the C's already playing without Rajon Rondo (and Kendrick Perkins, and Delonte West), it's worth noting that this latest injury comes exactly a year and a day after Garnett was kicked in the same leg in a 4-point loss to the Warriors. He ended up missing almost a month and Boston merely treaded water through the rest of that regular season. And the rest of this regular season just started with a 12-point loss in Detroit.