Found May 16, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Kevin Garnett
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Kevin Garnett turns 36 on Saturday, the latest evidence that he's no longer the dominating force in the prime of his career that ensured he'll have a post-retirement home in Springfield. If you watched Garnett in Game 1 of the Celtics' series with the 76ers, though, you'd swear that Garnett was on the verge of turning 36, not 26. He turned in 29 points of 12-of-20 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and added three blocks for good measure in a Celtics win. The C's would end up losing Game 2, and while Garnett didn't have a poor game, he was a...

NBA Officials Made the Right Call on Kevin Garnett Foul in Closing Seconds

Following Monday night's loss at home, the Celtics find their series with the Philadelphia 76ers tied at one game apiece. Boston now travels to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Friday. Game 2 gave Celtics fans plenty to talk about, including a controversial foul call made against Kevin Garnett in the final seconds of the game.'s Celtics beat writer...

Tim Duncan hates Kevin Garnett. Hates him.

Our friends at Project Spurs were kind enough to alert us to a new Tim Duncan interview with Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard. Ballard's reliable sources claim Duncan hates Garnett: In fact, Duncan hates Kevin Garnett. Hates him the way liberals hate Sean Hannity. This information comes from very reliable sources, who talk about how KG has made a career of trying to...

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.

Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett Tries to Keep C's Rolling in Philadelphia

8 a.m.: The Sixers showed the Celtics a good deal of brotherly love on Wednesday, when the Celtics cruised to victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series. If the Celtics intend to wrap up the series at home on Monday, they need a win in Game 4 first. The Sixers, meanwhile, have revenge on their minds after the Celtics' blowout victory in the first game in Philadelphia. Mickael Pietrus...

Kevin Garnett's Dominance Providing No Guarantee That Celtics Can Withstand Philadelphia's Response (Podcast)

Kevin Garnett is playing great. The Celtics forward has averaged 23.7 points and 12 rebounds in the first three games of Boston's second-round series against Philadelphia, putting his stamp on the matchup and re-asserting himself as a dominant force on the hardwood. That doesn't mean that Philadelphia is just going to roll over and let Garnett and the Celtics take the series...

Your Morning Dump... Where KG reminded everyone of Ubuntu

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "After [Game 2] I came in and just said, ‘We’re not going to beat anybody -- JV teams or high school teams -- if we were not going to play together," Kevin Garnett said. "We’ve worked...

KG says let the players decide the game

The Boston Celtics head into game 3 with the Philadelphia 76ers tonight tied at one game apiece in their 7-game series. They have only themselves to blame after scoring just 11 points in the 3rd quarter of Game 2, but they have to be a little bitter about not getting one last chance to finish off a crazy comeback. Down three with 10 seconds to go, Kevin Garnett was whistled for...

Your Morning Dump... Where Doc wasn't fond of the foul call

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. No one can argue that Garnett did, in fact, clear out Andre Iguodala with his arm in an attempt to get Paul Piercefor a potential game-tying 3-pointer. The issue is whether there’s a difference between...

Kevin Garnett's Interior Presence, Paul Pierce Offensive Initiative Key to Celtics Success (Video)

Rajon Rondo was once again the catalyst for the Celtics offense on Wednesday night, leading the C's to a big 107-91 victory over the 76ers. The tempo of the game was a big factor in the win, as was the defensive pressure that Rondo, Kevin Garnett and the rest of the Boston squad was able to push on Philadelphia. NESN's Jayme Parker caught up with Gary Washburn of the Boston...

Doc Rivers Explains Celtics' Late Foul, Confesses C's Wanted to Foul Earlier

BOSTON -- The Celtics actually committed two key fouls at the end of Game 2. Kevin Garnett's controversial illegal screen drew most of the attention, but a decision by the Celtics a few seconds earlier may have had just as big an impact on the outcome of Boston's 82-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. In a game in which almost nothing seemed to go according to plan, the Sixers...

Celtics take out anger on 76ers in Game 3

Many times after basketball games conclude, we prescribe emotions to a team or player just because of the results. When the Los Angeles Lakers came back to defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 two seasons ago, we described Kobe Bryant as indomitable because he rebounded a heap of misses and the Lakers prevailed. Partially, our description was true. Bryant surely wanted that game...

Sixers 82, Celtics 81: The series heads to Philadelphia knotted at 1-1

When Lavoy Allen’s prayer with 0.9 seconds on the shot clock improbably banked through the rim and the refs shortly thereafter declined to call a travel after Evan Turner took approximately 19 steps, I figured this might be Philadelphia’s night.Yes, the Celtics responded with a couple threes and made a number of other important plays down the stretch, including Rajon Rondo’s...

Celtics rout 76ers, Red Sox fall to Rays

After two one-point games to begin their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Celtics blew out the 76ers 107-91 Wednesday night in Philadelphia to take a 2-1 series lead. The Celtics used a 22-6 run in the second quarter to run away from the young Sixers team. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo combined to score 74 of the 107 points. Garnett led the team with a game-high...
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