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Daniels hopes to return before All-Star 01.22.10 at 7:24 pm ET
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BOSTON — Marquis Daniels has not been told a definitive date, but he hopes to return to action prior to the All-Star Break.

Daniels has been sidelined since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb in December. He had the hard cast removed on Thursday and will wear a soft cast while he continues his rehab.

His return depends on when he can regain a full range of motion in his thumb.

“Right now it’s not really painful, it’s just stiff,” he said before the Celtics – Trail Blazers game, adding, “[My return] could be earlier. It just depends on how my body reacts to it.”

Daniels expects to practice in a week or so. In the meantime, he is just happy to see the hard cast gone.

“It’s very relieving,” he said. “No more tying my hand up to take a shower, tying my shoe, all the small things. “

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KG cleared for takeoff 01.22.10 at 7:11 pm ET
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Doc Rivers announced before the game that Kevin Garnett will make his return tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing 10 games with a hyperextended right knee. The Celtics were 4-6 in his absence.

Listen to Rivers announce KG’s return and explain his approach to using him against Portland.

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Daniels tweets cast removed 01.22.10 at 11:37 am ET
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Marquis Daniels tweeted Friday morning that he had the hard cast taken off of his left hand. He will receive a soft cast to continue his rehab.

@lambo6: ‘€œThanks to my higher power my good LORD n Saviour on that note Got my cast off one step closer to gettn back, so excited.’€

Daniels underwent surgery in December to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to return around the All-Star Break in February.

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Preview: Celtics-Blazers 01.22.10 at 10:21 am ET
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Kevin Garnett’s return, if it happens tonight, couldn’t come at a better time for the Celtics. But for Garnett personally, the timing couldn’t be worse. The Celtics have problems right now ranging from the physical to the mental. Garnett can help fix some of those things but he can’t do it all in one night, and it wouldn’t be a good idea to ask him to try.

Garnett hasn’t played since the end of 2009, or just over three weeks ago, and during that time he apparently did no conditioning before this week, according to the team. It will take him a week’s worth of action, at least, to get back in rhythm and game-condition. The end game isn’t for the Celtics to get out of their swoon, it’s to be functioning on all cylinders in April, May and June.

All that said, if he does play tonight, his mere presence can have a galvanizing effect on a team that has grown stale. Just don’t expect him to solve all the Celtics problems yet.

TRAIL BLAZERS (26-17, 6-4 last 10)

Points Per Game: 97.7

Points Allowed: 94.2

Differential: +3.5 (Eighth)

Offensive Efficiency: 111.0 (Fifth)

Defensive Efficiency: 107.1 (17th)

Pace: 87.4 (30th)

Likely Starters: Andre Miller, Jerryd Bayless, Martell Webster, LaMarcus Aldridge, Juwan Howard

Injuries: Brandon Roy (hamstring), Nicolas Batum (shoulder), Greg Oden (knee), Joel Przybilla (knee), Travis Outlaw (foot)

CELTICS (27-13, 4-6 last 10)

Points Per Game: 99.9

Points Allowed: 93.8

Differential: +6.1 (Third)

Offensive Efficiency: 108.2 (11th)

Defensive Efficiency: 101.6 (Third)

Pace: 91.8 (21st)

Likely Starters: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rasheed Wallace, Kendrick Perkins

Injuries: Kevin Garnett (hyper-extended knee), Marquis Daniels (thumb) Read the rest of this entry »

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KG named All-Star Starter 01.21.10 at 8:13 pm ET
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Kevin Garnett was voted in by the fans as a starter to the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team, the NBA announced on Thursday night. Garnett received 1,978,116 votes for his 13th All-Star selections. LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Allen Iverson, and Dwyane Wade were also named to the East team. Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kobe Bryant, and Steve Nash were named starters for the West. The NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 14 in Dallas.

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Davis Fined $25,000 by NBA 01.21.10 at 5:08 pm ET
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The NBA fined Glen Davis $25,000 for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan,” Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, announced on Thursday.

Davis was heckled by a fan and responded with obscenities during the Celtics 92-86 loss to the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, Doc Rivers commented on the incident on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan Show, saying: “Yeah, it is a big deal. … That stuff can’t happen. I always say, ‘To the victors go the spoils,’ if you know what I’m saying. If the other team is winning and the fans are on you, that’s part of it. We’ve been taught you have to take it and you have to keep playing. I don’t think it’s a huge step backwards, but it is a step backwards, and Glen Davis has to grow up.”

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Ray Allen on his future and Big Baby on D&H 01.21.10 at 3:03 pm ET
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Celtics guard Ray Allen check in with the Dale & Holley Show on Thursday afternoon. The Celtics star analyzed his team’s struggles in the third quarter during its recent slump, his thoughts on the exchange between Glen Davis and a fan in Detroit on Thursday, and how Allen is viewing his future given that he is currently in the fifth and final year of his current deal.

A complete transcript is below. To listen to the interview, click here.

What happened in the second half against the Pistons?

We’€™ve been having problems in the third quarter. As a team we talked about it last night, we talked about it previous games ‘€“ third quarter, our energy has to be better than it is. It’€™s something that’€™s been plaguing us as a team, again, we’€™ve talked about it, and everybody’€™s ready to do better. Read the rest of this entry »

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