OFFSEASON

Milicic (wrist) to get cortisone shot, miss two games

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Milicic (wrist) to get cortisone shot, miss two games

BOSTON Doc Rivers plans to play his usual cast of players tonight with the exception being Darko Milicic.

The 7-foot big man re-aggravated a right wrist injury in Boston's 107-75 preseason loss at Philadelphia.

Milicic told CSNNE.com that he would receive a cortisone shot tonight. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Milicic would miss tonight's game against Brooklyn in addition to Thursday's game on the road against the Nets in Brooklyn.

"It'll be better after the shot," Milicic said.

Limiting Milicic's play between now and the start of the season makes sense when you consider Boston will go into the season opener at Miami on Oct. 30 with at least one player (Avery Bradley) out and possibly another (Chris Wilcox).

Bradley isn't expected back until the middle of December while Wilcox (back) is out indefinitely.

Wilcox's injury has opened the door for Milicic to log most of the minutes as Kevin Garnett's backup at center.

And to his credit, Milicic has made the most of his opportunity to play consistent minutes which is why he is so eager to get back on the floor.

"I just want to keep playing," Milicic told CSNNE.com. "Like I told you earlier, all I want to do is help this team win; do whatever I can."

OFFSEASON

Report: Celtics meeting with Al Horford "went very well"

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Report: Celtics meeting with Al Horford "went very well"

The Boston Celtics' meeting with free agent center Al Horford "went very well," a source told The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.

The source also added that the Celtics have a "good chance" of signing Horford.

Horford is expected to demand a max contract valued at roughly four-years, $113 million.

Multiple other reports suggest the Hawks have resisted offering Horford a max, though they are working to clear space to re-sign him.

OFFSEASON

Danny Ainge wears pair of Kevin Durant's Nike shoes to son's engagement party

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Danny Ainge wears pair of Kevin Durant's Nike shoes to son's engagement party

Danny Ainge had Kevin Durant on his mind -- and on his feet -- while attending his son's engagement party this week.

Ainge's son, Cooper Ainge, tweeted a series of images showing that his father was wearing a pair of Kevin Durant's Nike KD 8 shoes:

We can only assume Ainge will walk into Saturday's meeting with Durant wearing a pair of these.