Found May 17, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Kevin Garnett
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
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, though. The young Sixers could respond to Garnett's big Game 3 in a variety of ways, and are very much still fighting to advance after trailing two games to one in the series.'s Celtics beat writer Ben...

Kevin Garnett’s birthday comes with a sour taste

In honor of Kevin Garnett’s 36th birthday, I just head-butted a basket stanchion and unleashed a 45-second monologue of nothing but four-letter words, and I will heretofore act half my age while pretending that last night’s thorough collapse never happened (at least once this post is published, or until referencing the collapse again makes sense, probably while slamming my...

Happy Birthday Kevin Garnett!

Happy Birthday to Kevin Garnett! Keep lookin’ younger than ever!

Afternoon Delight: KG's Birthday Bash

Kevin Garnett turns 36 tomorrow. Still playing like he's 26. No one wants to ruin KG's birthday tonight. Look for the C's to go up 3-1 in the series. About Afternoon Delight: Every weekday afternoon, posts an original (most of the time), humorous creation for your delight. Check back Monday for more, or view past Afternoon Delight postings. Credit Edwin...

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...

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...

Lavoy Allen Again Effective Defending Garnett

The Sixers limited Kevin Garnett to just nine points on 3-for-12 shooting from the floor.

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...

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...

Your Morning Dump... where the players and Doc each share responsibility

   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. “Once they picked up their intensity, I didn’t think we really played with a sense of urgency in the third or fourth quarter,” Pierce said. “That’s a chance where you have a team on its...

Comments from the other side - Sixers Game 4 5/18

 Don't know what to say.  Celtics gave this one away.  Yes, the Sixers shot 36 free throws to 19 for the Celtics and at one time it was a 23-5 disparity.  But The Celtics were up 18 points.  They should be able to play through the officiating.  They lost their killer instinct and backed off.   The big stat is that the Celtics were outrebounded and the bench was outscored...

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...

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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