Garnett blogs about loss, season

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Garnett blogs about loss, season

Kevin Garnett did not speak to the media after the Celtics were eliminated by the Heat in Game 5. He did, however, take to his Anta blog today to reflect on the loss and the season:

"As you know, we were knocked out of the playoffs by Miami.It's unfortunate that we are out and in my mind didn't reach our potential.Taking the last couple of days to think about things and the season was long.Their were ups and downs all season and dealing with teammates, leaving teammates, gaining teammates.Long hours, flights, practices, workouts, etc...Another season under my belt, but not satisfying.I'll be getting back to the "lab" (workouts and court work) to work on my craft, so I can keep improving.I will be working on my skills and constantly trying to get better.

"Quick shout out to my man Shaq, who is the best.He worked hard all season, but couldn't get his achilles right.

"Amazing to think that I was playing with so many potential HOF (hall of famers).I will remember these times, on and off the court.This will be a memorable season!!!

"Thank you all so much for your constant support and encouragement throughout the season.Hanging in with us through the ups and downs of the season.Your support gets me through and pushes me to be better.I will be back in China sometime in July or August, so stay tuned.I met so many of you all last summer, that it will be exciting to meet more."

Garnett finished the regular season averaging 14.9 points at 53-percent from the field, 8.9 rebounds, and 31.3 minutes per game (71 games).

In the postseason he averaged 14.9 points but shot just 44-percent while grabbing 10.9 rebounds in 36.4 minutes per game (nine games).

Garnett is going into his last year of a three year contract extension he signed with the Celtics before the 2007-08 season -- he had two years remaining on his contract before the extension.

There was some speculation as to whether or not he would consider retirement, but there was no mention or signs pointing toward that in his blog.

Ainge: Groin injury will 'probably' keep Thomas from playing Friday

Ainge: Groin injury will 'probably' keep Thomas from playing Friday

There’s still no concrete answer on how long Isaiah Thomas’ right groin injury will keep him sidelined, but the 5-foot-9 guard probably will not play against Toronto on Friday.
 
Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, addressed Thomas’ availability on 98.5 the Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich show Thursday morning.
 
“It’s day to day,” said Ainge, who added that Thomas had an injection into his thigh muscle. “He is a warrior; he loves to play. He’ll be back faster than most players would be back after an injury. At the same time, we have to be really careful with Isaiah over the long haul and make sure he doesn’t come back and injure it.”
 
Thomas did not play in Boston’s 117-87 win at Orlando on Wednesday night, his first missed game since the 2014-15 season.
 
He is ranked among the NBA’s top-10 scorers with a career-high 26.0 points-per-game average, in addition to leading the Celtics in assists (6.2) per game.
 
Thomas has been effective while playing through an assortment of injuries during his time with Boston. But a groin injury isn't something that can just be played through,  which is why the Celtics are wisely shutting him down now.
 
“We’ll try and get him as much rest as we can and get him back on the court when he’s ready,” Ainge said.