MINNEAPOLIS -- Limited, lackluster and languishing.
Not at all the Kevin Garnett that once ruled the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
In what may have been the state hoops hero's final Target Center appearance, the younger, spryer Kevin and company rolled to a 111-81 victory reminiscent of the franchise's Garnett-led golden years. The 38-year-old former MVP himself displayed every indication of a frustrated, aging veteran aching for one more chance at NBA glory.
"I joked around with (teammate Kevin Martin) tonight that I'm glad I didn't have to play him in his prime, because he was something else," said Kevin Love, who led a balanced effort with his 13th double-double this season while matching up with Garnett, one of his childhood idols. "He's the Big Ticket, and we haven't seen many players like him before and probably never will again."
"It's strange," small forward Corey Brewer said when asked about seeing the Garnett of now as opposed to then. "Guys get old. But he's still effective o...