Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and center Kendrick Perkins returned to practice on Thursday after they both sat out Wednesday's practice, and they both said that they will play in Game 3 Friday night.
Garnett missed practice with a strained right foot and Perkins was absent because of a hyperextended right knee on Wednesday.
"I'm feeling really good," Garnett said. "I had a really good practice today. I went pretty hard. It was a good day."
Boston coach Doc Rivers said that Garnett participated in "most" of the Celtics drills at practice and "it went pretty well so I would say that's very good news for us."
Garnett said that he injured his foot in Game 2 in the second quarter when Perkins stepped on it.
He said it hurt "a little bit" when Perkins stepped on him, but "the good thing is I was able to finish the game strongly. I got two good days of treatment and I'm good to go."
He didn't like being called "injured" though.
"I'm not injured I just banged my foot," Garnett said. "I got on the plane and it blew up. It's nothing more and nothing less than that. I had a good two days of treatment and I'm good. I had a very solid [practice]."
Garnett said that it was "very tough" for him to sit out practice on Wednesday.
"It was very tough but we live ont he Planet Doc Rivers and on that planet [you do what he says]," Garnett said. "...But I'm looking forward to playing tomorrow."
After winning Game 2 in Cleveland convincingly, Garnett said that the Celtics have a lot of confidence heading into Game 3.
"I feel like we're playing at a good stride right now and I think we need to take care of tomorrow's game and take care of home-court," Garnett. "As a team we're playing some of the best basketball that we have played all year."
As for Perkins, Rivers said: "He moved pretty well."