Reports: Garnett won’t play vs. Heat

If the Boston Celtics are going to end the Miami Heat’s 22-game winning streak Monday night, they’ll have to do it without Kevin Garnett.

Garnett missed Saturday night’s win over the Charlotte Bobcats with a left adductor strain and will not play in tonight’s showdown in Boston, according to multiple reports.

After Garnett sat out Sunday’s practice with the thigh injury, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, "“We don’t know what he’s going to do tomorrow. My guess is 50-50, at best.” Garnett did not participate in Monday morning’s shootaround.

Garnett, averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, made his 15th All-Star team this season.

The Celtics are 2-0 without Garnett this season with wins over Charlotte and Phoenix. Beating the Heat without Garnett will be a much bigger challenge.

Miami hasn’t lost since Feb. 1 and has matched the NBA’s second-longest win streak in history. The Heat have lost 10 straight regular-season games in Boston, so one streak is certain to end Monday night.