The Boston Celtics (28-9) look to snap their two-game losing streak when they battle the Sacramento Kings (8-27) Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The Celtics and Kings will play despite about a foot of snow in most of the Boston area.
The Celtics will likely be without Kevin Garnett as he is still dealing with a sore calf. Garnett was expected to return to the Celtics lineup on Monday against the Rockets, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers did not want to rush his return. Rivers will likely sit Garnett and not risk further injury against a Kings team that has lost 11 straight road contests.
"He's close, very close, but you know how I am with that," Rivers said. "I think he wants to play, I'll put it that way. I just don't think he should play yet."
Boston is coming off their worst shooting performances all season in consecutive games. The Celtics only shot 37.8 percent from the field in their 90-79 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday while shooting just 52.7 percent in Monday's 108-102 loss the the Houston Rockets.
In Garnett's absence, Glen Davis looks to make it six consecutive games with double figures in points. Davis did manage five rebounds Monday night, which was his highest total since taking over for Garnett.
The Celtics and the Kings tip-off at 7:30 p.m. EST. at the TD Garden. The game will be televised on Comecast Sportsnet New England and broadcasted on 850 WEEI.