Is Kevin Garnett going to play in the opening game of the playoffs?
"I think so," said Rivers, before pausing briefly and adding, "I don't know, honestly."
Knowing that may not be enough for curious fans, the coach was asked, if Garnett suffers no further injury to his right knee or otherwise in practice today or tomorrow, will he definitely play?
"Yeah, he'll play," said Rivers. "And if we don't like what we see he won't. We haven't seen him play, so we don't know how it's going to turn out (today). And then we don't know how it's going to feel the next day. We just don't know that, so we'll wait and see.
"Right now we're thinking that there will be no minute limitation. But, again, we don't know that until (today)."
Rivers has been led to believe Garnett's ability to play isn't anything more than a discomfort issue.
"No, I know that that's what it is," Rivers said. "But it can be pretty bad obviously, because if it wasn't he'd have been playing."
Even though all involved parties believe Garnett will be playing, the team is making contingency plans.
"It's no fun for any of us," said Rivers. "You guys have to cover it, and as a staff you have to really think of two game plans.
"You have to prepare yourself for the worst and the best."