KG's injury not only reason for concern

Updated: December 30, 2010, 2:32 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Kevin GarnettElsa/Getty ImagesEven with a healthy Garnett, it is going to be difficult for the Celtics to keep up their hot shooting pace.

Kevin Garnett's health is obviously first and foremost on the minds of Boston Celtics fans right now. It goes without saying that a long-term injury to the superstar power forward would be devastating to the Celtics' title hopes.

But a more insidious foe also might be a factor for them in the final two-thirds of the season: the law of averages. Statistically, it will be very difficult for Boston to maintain its offensive performance, even allowing for the fact that it has been short-handed on several nights.