Boston Celtics defeat San Antonio Spurs, 80-77

SAN ANTONIO - Coach Doc Rivers predicted the Celtics might have to "tie down" Kevin Garnett to keep him from getting involved in the fourth quarter of last night's 80-77 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Rivers was right.

Garnett scored 10 points in nearly 15 minutes of playing time, following a prescribed plan to sit out the final quarter and a half. Garnett followed the spirit of the orders to stay off the court, but could not contain himself otherwise, leaping o...