Found April 24, 2013 on NESN.com:
It is sort of amazing, given Kevin Garnett‘s reputation for being a bit handsy on defense, that he only fouled out of one game all season and was whistled for at least five personal fouls just five times. In 68 games this season, Garnett was called for just 154 fouls, or an average of less than 2.3 fouls per game. Think about that, Celtics fans, next time you start to whine about the leeway the referees give LeBron James. Yet the Celtics now head into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Knicks having been forced to play without Garnett for long stretches due to his persistent foul trouble. In each of the first two games, Garnett finished with five fouls, and the Knicks’ ability to keep him in foul trouble has been a key in their 2-0 lead as the series heads to Boston. Paul Pierce is the beloved captain and Jeff Green is the X-factor, but Garnett is the most important pierce for the Celtics. Any time he is off the court, or forced to play with less aggressiv...
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