The coach is feeling better about Garnett’s progress from a strained right knee.
“Yeah, I am,” Rivers said. “Obviously, he hasn’t been on the court, but if there was a treadmill Olympics he would be leading the pack right now. He would absolutely be ahead of the game. And he’s been in the pool a lot. I mean, he looks good. He looks healthy.
“He’s getting louder and louder in our practices, so that tells you his return is coming soon. I’m really happy with him, and Baby (forward Glen Davis, sprained right ankle), I would assume, would be back for the San Antonio game.
“I think Baby and Kevin have about a 50 percent chance (to play Friday). The tough part for both of them is it would come off a non-practice, which I hate doing. We have the back-to-back (tomorrow in Chicago) and Wednesday (against Miami at the Garden), we fly Thursday and then we play Friday. So there’s no practice on Thursday. That would make it tough, especially in Kevin’s case since he’s been out so long.