Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports:

Kevin Garnett hurts leg

The Celtics lost a basketball game last night, and if that’s all they lost in the long run, they will be ecstatic.

The 104-92 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons was very much a secondary concern to the health of Kevin Garnett, who left the game in the first quarter with a lower right leg injury.

X-rays taken at the Palace revealed no fracture, but an MRI and other tests will be coming when the Celts return to home.

Garnett looked as if he suffered the injury as he planted to go up for a dunk with 2:38 left in the first quarter. The occurrence was reminiscent of the injury he suffered in February 2009 that essentially ended that season for the forward.

“I know it’s a muscle, not a knee, which is good,” coach Doc Rivers said.