Kevin Garnett seemed pretty amped up to be back on the floor Sunday after missing eight games due to a bone spur in his foot.
Garnett hates it when he can't play, so much so that he won't even sit on the bench on nights he's sitting out because he wants to be on the court with his teammates so badly.
Judging from his latest quotes and his teammates love for him, Garnett is pretty close with this Celtics squad. This from WEEI:
Jeff Green is giving us a huge lift, I think Avery’s giving us a huge lift,” Garnett said. “Shav is playing unbelievable basketball. I think he’s found his little niche in here. That’s what you need. You need a good strong 11, if not eight, whatever the rotation is. We have some chemistry and rhythm with that group.”
As for Pierce’s playoff projection with Garnett?
“I’ve always felt better,” he said. “I know what I have in there, I know who’s willing to fight, who’s not going to lay down. I’d take a bunch of fighters over some skill people any day.