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The maneuver was, in a way, counter-intuitive. The third-quarter clock ticked down and Doc Rivers knew his team was scratching for its life, so he yanked the one player who statistically has been most important to Boston’s playoff success.Rivers had his reasons for giving Kevin Garnett a breather before the fourth quarter arrived. He had rested Garnett for two minutes in the final frame of Game 6 against the Atlanta Hawks and the Hawks had, like THAT, shaved eight points off what had been a nine-point deficit. Rivers wasn’t willing to risk losing Game 1 and home court advantage by sitting Garnett in the waning minutes again.“It’s so hard when he’s off the floor for those 12 minutes or 10 minutes. I mean, you’re in a panic right now,” Rivers said of Garnett, whose presence on the court had made the Celtics 49.92 points per 100 possessions better so far in this postseason entering yesterday’s game. Yesterday, Garnett again dominated for the Celtics on a night when they needed him to...
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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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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 [...]
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" 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...
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...
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...
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...
It usually isn't a good sign when Brandon Bass is the Celtics' leading scorer heading into the fourth quarter. On Monday night, Bass had that honor with 12 points, and Boston trailed 57-49. But, as head coach Doc Rivers emphasized, the role players' contributions weren't the reason the Celtics were behind -- the bench and players like Bass were why Boston was even...