Found December 07, 2012 on
Chris (far right) with his cousin Jackie & friend Mark
About 2 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting die-hard Celtics fan Chris H, aka “Hal Dogg” at TD Garden. This guy is just full of energy and Celtic Pride. He’s at the Garden for pretty much every home game with the attitude that the Celtics are going to win, no matter what.
Chris, a 23 year-old C’s fan from Blackstone, Ma, became a serious follower of the guys in green around 1997:
It was opening night at the garden, and Antoine Walker was going up against Michael Jordan. The game was an absolute shootout, with Antoine Walker outscoring Michael Jordan as well as the Celtics beating the Bulls. The intensity and atmosphere that Antoine brought that night made me start to watch the Celtics on a nightly basis.
He lists his current favorite player as none other than Kevin Maurice Garnett-aka The Big Ticket:
My current favorite player is Kevin Garnett. The emotion and intensity the man brings to the jungle on a nightly ...
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Kevin Garnett failed to grab a rebound on Saturday for the first time since 1997, and he thinks the scorekeeper may have snubbed him.
The Celtics used their defense to revenge their loss last night and beat the Sixers 92-79. The Sixers only shot 39% from the field and saw Kevin Garnett score 19 points, but grab zero rebounds. It is the first time the veteran fails to grab a rebound since 1997. Rajon Rondo nearly had another triple-double [...]
BOSTON — Kevin Garnett said he was not doing anything differently, that his attention was still on his defense first and foremost while he took his offense as it came within the flow of the game. Anybody who has watched Garnett play over the years, though, can see how unnatural it looked and how uncomfortable he must have felt taking so many shots, so early in the game, because...
Following the Boston Celtics 92-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Kevin Garnett was upset that his rebound streak, that began in 1997, was snapped.When asked about the last time he didn’t get a rebound by a reporter following the game Garnett responded, “I’m looking for the statistician around here. When I find out what he looks like, we might have some problems...
After a 19 point, 0 rebound performance in a win over the Sixers, Kevin Garnett swore, literally, that there was something wrong with the person taking stats. Garnett has only had 4 games out of 1,274 in his career where he has been rebound-less. He swears he had one in the first quarter as he explicitly calls out the statistician, jokingly claiming it was “f****ing bulls...
Via ESPN Boston:“I can guarantee that the people in Minnesota, they miss what he does in the locker room,” Rivers said. “They miss what he does on the floor in practice everyday, his work ethic. He has this ability to give himself to a team. It’s rare that you see a superstar do that, and he does that. I mean, he gives himself completely to his team, and just tells them to...
Kevin Garnett doesn’t always need to grab rebounds for the Celtics to win. They beat the Sixers 92-79 even though their center didn’t snatch a single rebound. It was the first time since 1997 that happened. Paul Pierce contributed with nine assists and Jeff Green had 16 points off the bench. Celticsblog’s Evans Clinchy, BlackAthlete.net’s Travis Singleton and Brian Robb from [...]
The Boston Celtics continue to struggle in the middle of the Eastern Conference.
A recent series of missteps by temperamental point guard Rajon Rondo has done nothing to elevate their cause.
In their 95-94 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Friday, Rondo flubbed what should have been a game-winning scenario.
Please Click Here To Watch A Video Of Rondo's Key Mistake.
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Kevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.
The Celtics improved to 10-0 since they acquired Garnett from the Timberwolves during the summer of 2007. They also won for the 11th straight time...
The Boston Celtics had it going on against the Sixers on Saturday night.
Boston shot 53 percent from the field and held Philadelphia to just 39 percent shooting on the Celtics way to a 92-79 victory. Kevin Garnett led all Celtics scorers with 19 points, while Jeff Green chipped in 16 more off the bench. The Sixers could not come up with an answer to the Celtics’ overall team effort...
The Celtics bounced back after a heartbreaking one point loss in OT in Philly last night to dominate this game from start to finish. The Sixers never led in this game and the Celtics led by as many as 21 points. The Sixers made a run in the third quarter to cut the 20 point half time lead to 8, but the Celtics responded and went on a 7-0 run of their own to hold the Sixers off...
The Celtics started aggressively, but faded down the stretch of the second quarter to lull us all into believing we were in for another frustrating dog fight.
But they took control of the game in the second half to push their lead up as high as 17 before settling for a 104-94 win. The starters, led by Kevin Garnett, demolished the Timberwolves… scoring 82 of the Celtics 104 points...
Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo added 17 points and 11 assists to lead the Celtics over the Timberwolves. Kevin Love tried to will the Wolves back into the game with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but to no avail as all Celtics starters finished with double-digits in the points [...]
Jeff Green’s suddenly Mr. Consistent Offense; Kevin Garnett had zero rebounds but still managed to be awesome by shooting 9-11 for 19 points in just 23 minutes (the last stat = the most awesome); Jared Sullinger had nine rebounds in 22 minutes; Rajon Rondo continues to fill up the stat sheet; and Boston’s defense has been revived from the dead ever since Rondo wrassled with Kris...