Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 11/5/12
We’ve seen what happens to the Celtics when Kevin Garnett isn’t in the line up.  We know it.  But if you don’t, Cedric Maxwell summed it up quite nicely on CSNNE: “I think the thing about KG, KG is the engine,” Maxwell said. “You can have the keys — Rondo has the keys to everything — but KG is the engine and when the engine is going the car is going the right way. KG rebounds effectively and defensively he is the captain of what they do really well. When he’s been out of the game, they have struggled.” That’s not breaking news.  That’s been more the norm around here than anything.  But KG isn’t going to be around forever, and at this stage of his career, the Celtics are lucky to have him out there for 30 minutes a night (28.7, right now, to be exact). He is the Celtics’ Faberge’ egg.  He’s a priceless heirloom with roots that span deep into the NBA’s history.  His mean-spirited attitude towards opponents has been called refreshing by old-school NBA’ers like Doc Rivers
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