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KG to see doctor in Boston on Saturday

Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff  February 20, 2009 01:51 PM

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Celtics president Danny Ainge confirmed that injured All-Star forward Kevin Garnett was sent back to Boston for evaluation on his injured right knee and is expected to miss the final three games of a six-game West Coast road trip.

Garnett is slated to see Dr. Brian McKeon tomorrow at New England Baptist Hospital.

"We are being cautious," said Ainge, via text message.

Garnett strained his right knee during last night's game at Utah. The rest of the Celtics' road trip includes games at Phoenix (Sunday), Denver (Monday) and the LA Clippers (Wednesday).

Garnett was injured while going for an alley-oop from Paul Pierce late in the second quarter of the Celtics' 90-85 loss at Utah last night and did not play in the second half. Garnett departed with 1:08 remaining. He then hopped on his left foot into the locker room.

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