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Injured hip flexor sidelines Celtics’ Kevin Garnett

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The Boston Celtics were beaten 98-88 Wednesday night by the Detroit Pistons, perhaps because Kevin Garnett spent the game in the trainer's room rather than on the court with a right hip flexor injury.

The Boston Herald reports that the team is hoping that Garnett can return for Thursday's game against the league-leading Chicago Bulls.

"The defense wasn't there tonight," coach Doc Rivers said, according to the Herald. "You talk about not having Kevin and he does so much for us defensively. [He] covers up so much. That's no excuse. We've played without a number of guys this year and other guys are capable of stepping up despite the circumstances. We're not an excuse team. This is a game we should have won."

Garnett's injury came in Sunday's game against the Bulls, ESPN notes. He is averaging 14 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

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