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Kevin Garnett Archives November 2007
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Kevin Garnett Gives The Knicks A New York Beatdown
November 30, 2007
- Kevin Garnett played just 22 minutes, scoring eight points before leaving the game midway through the third quarter with
Boston ahead 69-34. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen also sat out the fourth quarter and played 29 minutes apiece. "I can't even
remember having that much rest," Garnett said. "It's good, because we have back-to-back games. Rest is important at this time."
The Celtics cruised to their biggest victory since Larry Bird was in high school, beating New York 104-59 on Thursday night to send
the Knicks to their third-worst loss and their second-worst scoring performance of the shot-clock era. "Of course I am embarrassed.
We lost by nearly 50 points," Knicks guard Stephon Marbury said. "I'm angry. I'm always angry when I lose, but that was just flat-out
embarrassing. To lose that bad was just ridiculous."
It was the sixth-biggest win in Celtics history and the biggest since a 153-107 victory over the Baltimore Bullets in 1970 -- five NBA
titles ago. Only Nate Robinson's 37-foot 3-pointer at the final buzzer saved the Knicks from scoring the fewest points in franchise history.
That might not be enough to save coach Isiah Thomas from getting fired: He was all-but-gone during an eight-game losing streak before earning
a reprieve with two straight wins.
Now the Knicks are embarrassing themselves again. "We take two steps forward and one giant step back," Thomas said. "I don't know where this game
came from. I thought we played extremely selfish tonight ... Definitely didn't see this type of game coming after the last two games we played. This
was just not a good night." - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett Is Hit With Loss No.2 Thanks To James
November 28, 2007
- LeBron James handed the Celtics' Big 3 loss No. 2. Cleveland's superstar scored 38 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer and all six free throws in overtime as the
Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 109-104 over Boston and its heralded trio. James, playing the best ball of his career, scored 11 points in OT as the defending
Eastern Conference champions dropped the Celtics to 11-2 with one of their best all-around performances of the early season.
James added 13 assists and finished 14-of-15 from the line. Drew Gooden scored a season-high 24 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 15 with 14 rebounds for Cleveland as
the Cavs' top threesome outscored Boston's Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce 77-64. Allen led the Celtics with 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting. James came in
averaging 37.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 9.5 assists in his past six games, joining Wilt Chamberlain (1964) and Oscar Robertson (1965) as the only players to reach those
totals in a six-game stretch.
"LeBron's numbers are gaudy,'' Boston coach Doc Rivers said before the game. Everything about him is these days. With his team leading by one in overtime, James drained a long
3-pointer to put Cleveland ahead 99-95, and following misses by both teams, Cavs forward Sasha Pavlovic made a steal in the lane and fed James who was fouled. He made both free
throws to make it 101-95 with 54.3 seconds remaining.
Allen's 3-pointer brought the Celtics within 102-98 but James went to the line and made another pair to give the Cavs a six-point lead. Pierce's 3 made it 105-101 but James again
made his free throws. During the closing minutes, James and Garnett exchanged a few choice words and both teams played as if it were a playoff game in June. After the final horn,
there were no friendly hugs shared between two of the East's powers. - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett Takes A Back Seat While Allen Wins It
November 24, 2007
- While winning has become routine for the new-look Boston Celtics, this victory was different. It had the players huddled around the locker room TV, giggling
like school kids as they watched it again. And the replay was just as sweet.
Ray Allen made a 3-pointer at the buzzer after Eddie House knocked away Jason Richardson's inbounds pass with 4.7 seconds left, and the Celtics stunned the Charlotte
Bobcats 96-95 on Saturday night. "Ahhhhhhh,'' Paul Pierce said as the replay showed Allen's ball go through the net. "That's incredible. Just incredible.'' If there's
any doubt Boston is ready to put their struggles of recent years in the past, this was another indication.
Allen had missed 11 of his previous 14 shots in a flat performance for the Celtics, yet hit nothing but net on the jumper from the left wing, setting off a wild celebration
for the Celtics, who won their third straight game and improved to 11-1. "The minute Eddie touched the ball, it was like everything went into slow motion,'' Allen said. "The
ball just came in the air in slow motion. The rest is history.''
Pierce scored 23 points and Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who had gone more than 3 minutes without scoring until Allen's bucket. "Give a shooter
enough chances and eventually one will fall,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Richardson had 25 points and Raymond Felton had 18 points and nine assists for the Bobcats, who
lost their third straight. "We handed them the game,'' Richardson said. "Stupid turnover on my behalf. I lost this game for my teammates.''
Kevin Garnett Making It Look Easy Against The Lakers!
November 23, 2007
- Kevin Garnett scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, and Kendrick Perkins had 21 and nine for Boston, which improved to 10-1 overall and 7-0 at home. Paul
Pierce had 20 points and nine assists, Allen scored 18 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 assists for the Celtics.
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for Los Angeles, which got no help from having Schwarzenegger in the crowd with his wife, Maria Shriver. Instead, the Celtics
fired up the crowd for the renewal of the rivalry by putting a muscle-bound clip of Schwarzenegger's movie "Predator'' on the scoreboard.
"Starting to bring celebrities out,'' said Pierce, who grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan who hated the Celtics. "That's what I like.''
The Lakers scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter to get within single digits, 94-85, with 4:53 left. But Bryant missed one free throw at
96-86, and Perkins muscled his way to the basket at the other end, then got the rebound after putting a hand in Andrew Bynum's face.
Bryant was booed often by the crowd, which even mustered a "Beat L.A.!'' chant reminiscent of the days when the old Boston Garden and the old Big
Three of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish seemed to host the Lakers in the NBA finals every summer.
Kevin Garnett Has Another Double Double Game!
November 22, 2007
- Obviously there's still a lot of season left, but the Celtics are doing everything they can in the early going to prove they're a good team. Boston
bounced back from its only loss of the season with a 105-82 win over Golden State Wednesday night. It was their ninth win and their sixth straight home
Ray Allen scored 21 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both had double-doubles, as the 9-1 Celtics won their sixth straight at home. Garnett had 20
points and 10 rebounds, while Pierce added 19 points and 10 boards. "The good teams in this league never lose two in a row,'' Allen said. "When you lose
a game, you need to know how to respond.''
Obviously, the Celtics knew how to respond following that two-point loss in Orlando. After the teams traded baskets for the better part of the third quarter,
Allen extended the Celtics' lead to 79-60 with back-to-back 3-pointers late in the period. It was cruise control from there.
Despite committing 13 turnovers, the Celtics took a 50-37 halftime lead courtesy of a 31-17 rebounding edge. Golden State shot 30 percent and was never able to get
into any kind of rhythm. Brian Scalabrine gave Boston its biggest lead of the half at 42-23, capping an 8-0 run by nailing a 3-pointer with just over 5 minutes left.
Eddie House had 15 points off the bench for Boston. It was another typical home game for the Celtics who have won by an average of 22 points at Boston Garden. - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett And Celtics Receive Their First Loss!
November 18, 2007
- The Boston Celtics' big three - and big 3-point attack - came up short Sunday. The NBA's best-shooting team, the Celtics, found themselves
uncharacteristically down 20 points and still trailing after three quarters. They came back and made it close, but Paul Pierce missed an off-balance
jumper with time running out and Orlando dealt Boston (8-1) its first loss, 104-102.
"We're not perfect,'' said Kevin Garnett, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds. "We didn't think we were going to go 82-0. But we are a team of character.
We do play hard. We do play together - just not perfect.''
Garnett, Ray Allen and Pierce were each averaging 20 points. Only Pierce topped the mark Sunday, scoring 28 points and keying several quick runs that brought
Boston back. Allen finished with 19, but had just eight points on 4-of-12 shooting before the fourth quarter.
It was a chance for Orlando (9-2) to show it deserved the conference's second-best record. The Magic forced 20 Boston turnovers, shot 50.8 percent and won
despite the Celtics' 41-28 rebounding edge. Perhaps more importantly, they didn't collapse when Boston made a late run. - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett And Celtics Remain Unbeaten!
November 14, 2007
- Paul Pierce shook off a hard foul, then helped the Boston Celtics surge past the Indiana Pacers. Jamaal Tinsley hacked Pierce on a drive to the
basket late in the second quarter, and Pierce responded by scoring 13 of his 31 points in a three-minute span that broke things open in a 101-86
victory Tuesday night.
Boston remained unbeaten (6-0) and matched its best start since the 1987-88 season. The Celtics still are chasing their best start, 14 straight wins
to begin the 1957-58 season.
"You've got to be playing very well to be 6-0,'' Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal said. "They have a very good team. Their supporting guys are doing very, very well.
You've got to tip your hat off to those guys.''
Garnett had 18 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double in six games. "Kevin is the glue of that team,'' O'Neal said. "Paul and Ray are very,
very good players. I didn't have any doubt that these guys would be able to blend into a system, but emotionally, the energy comes from Kevin.'' - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett AKA Da' Kid Takes On Kidd!
November 12, 2007
- The Boston Celtics won one for Doc Rivers and sent the New Jersey Nets a message in the process. Hours after attending the funeral
of his father in Illinois, Rivers saw the new-look Celtics remain the NBA's only undefeated team and personally show the Nets they
are the team to beat in the Atlantic Division with an impressive 112-101 win on Saturday night.
"A long day for me. A tough day for me,'' said Rivers, clad in a dark suit and tie. "I was going to stay at home and my mom said 'Go to
the game.' That's what my dad would want. It's still very emotional. I needed this probably more than anybody. I told them that after the game.' '
Rivers had told the team on Friday that he did not know whether he would return after attending the funeral of Grady Alexander Rivers Sr., in Mayfield, Ill.
However, the coach walked into the locker room about 75 minutes before the game. "It was a great boost of confidence,'' Pierce said. "It was a tough situation
for him. He could have easily not come. It definitely brought my spirits up when I looked up and I saw him.''
Garnett said having Rivers back gave the team a shot of energy. "It was a great example,'' Garnett said. "Everybody perked up like little kids when their pops comes through
the door. It was a cool moment.'' - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett And Celtics Crush Iverson And Nuggets!
November 9, 2007
- Paul Pierce scored 26 points, Kevin Garnett added 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Celtics shot 72 percent during an overpowering first half
en route to a 119-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
"We are just scratching the surface on what we can do,'' Pierce said. "We enjoy seeing the next player make a great play and no one cares who gets credit.''
Boston improved to 3-0 overall and has won both its home games by an average of 24 points. Ray Allen scored 22 points and is shooting 63 percent since joining the Celtics.
"They (Garnett, Pierce and Allen) like each other,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "They've all decided that they don't need anything individually and it is all about what's best for the team.'' - NBA.com
Kevin Garnett All-Access Pass Into The Huddle!
Take an All-Access look into the celtics huddle as Kevin Garnett converses with his celtics teammates. This is one of the rarest and
closest looks BBallOne.com has every provided of the Celtic Powerhouse.
Kevin Garnett And Celtics Declaw The Raptors!
November 5, 2007
- Kevin Garnett scored 10 of his 23 points in overtime and added 13 rebounds, giving him double-doubles in both of his games for Boston this season.
Ray Allen made the winning 3-pointer with less than 3 seconds to play, and finished with 33 points in the Boston Celtics' 98-95 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Paul Pierce added 13 points for Boston (2-0), and James Posey had 11. T.J. Ford led Toronto (2-1) with 32 points, and Chris Bosh had 19 points and 10 rebounds. - NBA.com