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BOSTON -- There is tough, hounding defense, and then there is whatever the Celtics played in the fourth quarter on Saturday. If the Philadelphia 76ers were prepared for it, they did not look like it. Almost always a sound defensive squad, the Celtics took their defensive energy to another level down the stretch of Game 1 against the Sixers. Kevin Garnett and Avery Bradley delivered the highlight plays, but the entire unit helped shut down a Sixers team that had been somewhat surprisingly effective for most of the game. "Our defense really picked it up there in the fourth quarter,"...

Kevin Garnett says he would die for the Celtics if he had to

Listen to the interview at WEEIKevin Garnett’s comments from the interview above, presented with no commentary:“Man, I would die out here if I had to, real talk. I’ve been doing this for a long time. … When I train in the summer, I train for lack of rest. My intervals are back in 30 seconds, I program my body to recover as quickly as it can. Sometimes it works, sometimes...

Kevin Garnett Has Been Key to Celtics' Success While Turning Back the Clock

If you've watched Kevin Garnett in these playoffs --especially Game 6 of the first round and Game 1 of the second round -- you'd think you had stepped into a time machine. The Celtics big man is playing like it's 2008 right now, and it's come at the opportune time for the C's. With nagging injuries to Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley, Garnett has stepped...

Kevin Garnett Suggests Hawks Owner Should Stick to 'Check Books and Bottom Lines' (Video)

Kevin Garnett had himself a night on Thursday night, helping the Celtics send the Atlanta Hawks home for the summer. The Celtics forward had a little extra motivation, though, something that he wasn't afraid to share with the world in his postgame news conference. Following his incredible performance -- 28 points and 14 rebounds in Game 6 -- Garnett admitted that Michael Gearon...

Kevin Garnett Hints That He Is Unsure 'If This Is My Last Year'

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett spent a lot of time following Thursday's game talking about being called a dirty player, an old player, and other things he does not like to be called. Buried beneath those ready-made sound bytes, though, was an offhand remark about what fuels him other than critics who dislike his style or admirers who think he does not have much basketball left to play...

Garnett’s Remarkable Resurgence

LL Cool J once said, “Don’t call it a come-back. I been here for years, rocking my peers and putting suckas in fear.” The same could be said for Kevin Garnett who has had a resurgence in this year’s playoffs. It’s time for the certifiably insane, chest-pounding, lockdown-defending, 6’11” big man to get the love he deserves; this time, as the best center in the NBA.

Garnett Helps Celtics Eliminate Hawks

After Game 2 Kevin Garnett said the Celtics were “all grit and balls.” 28 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks and three steals later, Kevin Garnett carried the Celtics to an 83-80 series clinching victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of Boston's opening round series against Atlanta.

Kevin Garnett on being tired: ‘I’d die out there if I had to and that’s real talk’

The Boston Celtics are old and ailing, yet they keep finding ways to win. The Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen are currently playing out the final years of their career. For one or more of them, it may even be the final year. With Boston and Philadelphia playing every other day for the Eastern Conference semis, some have wondered if age will be a factor and...

Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and the TD Garden push past Sixers late

The Boston Celtics got off to their regular, slow start, in game 1. The Philadelphia 76ers came to TD Garden ready for their first semi-finals match since 2003. The Garden was rocking for opening tip, no less than any of the great Sixers/Celtics matchups, since the rivalry began in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the Celtics did [...]

Kevin Garnett Delivers Another Dominant, Needed Performance in Game 1 Win Over 76ers

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett is not counting on getting any days off as the Celtics continue their march through the playoffs. The Celtics cannot afford to give him one. With Paul Pierce and Ray Allen battling injuries, epic performances by Garnett may need to be the norm, not the exception, for Boston. Garnett seized that responsibility in the closeout game of the first-round series...

Hawks co-owner fined for critical comments

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating and for making disparaging remarks about Boston center Kevin Garnett. After Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Hawks and Celtics, Gearon called Garnett "the dirtiest guy in the league" and complained that the Celtics got more foul calls. ...

No Horsing Around: Paul Pierce is on Bronco Garnett

   DATELINE: HUMOR! Paul Pierce said it:  “We’re gonna ride Kevin Garnett all the way.” Hi-yo, Silver, away! The winning Big Ticket has become the “Rocking Horse Winner.” Not since Troy has there been such excitement over a giant gift to the fans. As we recall, there were a bunch of men inside the wooden horse, waiting for the chance to come out and show the City of...

The NBA Is Cracking Down On The Negative Comments Being Tossed Around

<a href="" class="moshare-button-hor" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.8" data-message="Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon was fined $35,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing NBA officiating and calling Kevin Garnett the "dirtiest player" in the league. Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was fined $15,000...

Celtics 92, 76ers 91

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett put on another outstanding performance, pushing Boston ahead for good with a three-point play with 2:52 to play and finishing with 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 92-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday night. Rajon Rondo had his eighth postseason triple-double, with 13 points, 17...

Podcast: And Then There Were Eight

Mark and McNeill jumped on the mic to break down the NBA Conference Semifinals. Some of the topics include the impact Chris Bosh’s abdominal injury will have in the Miami Heat, Kevin Garnett jumping into his Delorian, the Lakers not playing with any passion and the epic roll the Spurs find themselves on. Here’s the MP3 [...]

Comments from the other side - Sixers Game 1 5/12

First of all, happy Mother's Day to everyone who has a mother or who is a mother :)   Not sure who they hate more in this series,  KG or Lou Williams and Spencer Hawes.  Lots of hate for all 3.  Once again, it just blows my mind when they wish injury on players just because they play hard to beat them.   Tough loss for them for sure to get their hopes up all game and then...
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