Allow me to be the first to reference a “turn back the clock performance” by Kevin Garnett. KG put up 27 and 10 to carry the Celtics… and he did it in just 32 minutes and 18 shots. Leandro Barbosa chipped in 14 points, 12 in the 4th quarter, to erase a 10 point Raptors lead to start the 4th, and steal a 99-95 win.
How night-and-day was this game? The Raptors won the 1st and 3rd quarters 57-39. But the Celtics won the 2nd and 4th quarters 60-38. So basically, Boston’s half of a game was better than Toronto’s half of a game.
first time KG’s gone for 27+ in regular season since March 26, 2008 (3rd highest reg-season output as a Celtic)
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) February 7, 2013
(Chris later corrected that tweet… it’s the 4th highest. Still… damn)
Pierce made up for a ****** shooting night (more on that in a second) by grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing 6 assists.
I hope more people make note of Jeff Green’s rebounding… which was big when the C’