MIAMI (AP) -The Boston Celtics were without starters Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen for Tuesday's game in Miami.
Garnett has a strained abdominal muscle, keeping him sidelined for the second straight game. Allen missed the game because of the flu, coach Doc Rivers said.
``Somebody has to pick it up,'' Rivers said. ``Nobody's going to be Kevin Garnett tonight. Nobody's going to be Ray Allen.''
Garnett, the Celtics' second-leading scorer (19.2) and leading rebounder (9.9), sat out the 96-93 loss in Orlando on Sunday after straining the muscle two nights earlier in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
``He always wants to play, which is good,'' Rivers said. ``But he understands it's the right thing for the team.''
Rivers said no decision has been made on whether Garnett can play Thursday, when the Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks.
``If he can play Thursday, we'll play him,'' Rivers said. ``But again, it's got to be almost 100 percent. That's the way I look at those types of injuries.''
Allen's status for Thursday is also unknown.

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