Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett celebrates after winning after winning Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, in Boston, Massachusetts, June 17, 2008. The Boston Celtics captured the National Basketball Association championship, routing the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to two. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics hopes as repeating as NBA Champions were dealt a big blow today when head coach Doc Rivers announced that Kevin Garnett’s balky knee won’t allow him to participate in the postseason.

“This was an honest run today, you couldn’t fake your way through it . . . and the guy is a warrior, you can see him trying to mask it, but after 20 minutes of running, there’s just no way. I don’t see it. I just don’t. And I’ve flipped completely because I was watching him move, and he looked great, and then . . . after today, there’s no way he can play.

The Celtics will now need Glen “Big Baby” Davis to step it up along with the other role players as well as Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Can the Celtics get it done without KG?

Only time will tell.

Garnett expected to miss entire playoffs [Celtics Blog]