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Rivers says Garnett's hip injury won't keep him out of Celtics' Game 3 vs. Knicks

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    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, far left, injured guard Rajon Rondo, third from left, center Kevin Garnett, fifth from left, guard Terrence Williams, sixth from left, forward Paul Pierce, fifth from right, and forward Chris Wilcox, fourth from right, watch the fourth quarter of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Knicks won 87-71. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) goes to the basket past New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) in the second half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Knicks won 87-71. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett has a hip injury but it won't keep him out of Game 3 of their playoff series against the New York Knicks.

Rivers says Garnett's hip was bothering him during Tuesday night's 87-71 loss to the Knicks. The victory gave New York a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The series resumes in Boston on Friday night. And Rivers says Garnett will be on the floor.

A bigger problem for the Celtics was Garnett's foul trouble. The Boston big man picked up back-to-back fouls early in the first quarter and played just 24 minutes in the game. Rivers said after the game the fouls by Garnett were "horrendous" and Garnett was never able to get into a rhythm.