Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Man in the middle! Garnett turns back hands of time!

Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett has been
absolutely dominant for the Boston Celtics since 
moving to center almost a month ago.

The Boston Celtics have been steamrolling their opponents for the better part of the last month or so – and maybe it should come as no surprise – seeing as how future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Garnett has raised the level of his play following a national barrage of criticism from his detractors that harped on his previously declining play – and advancing age.

Of course, a move to the center position after Boston lost Jermaine O’Neal for the remainder of the regular season, has also seemed to work wonders for the svelte 6-11 career power forward.

While Garnett has been as active as ever at the defensive end of the floor, it’s KG’s offense that has really been an eye-opener.

Garnett has scored at least 20 points in three straight games, six times in his last 10 games overall and 10 times in his last 18 games overall. Not only that, but Garnett’s sweet jump shot has turned him into a ‘two-fold’ offensive force as he pulls the other team’s center away from the basket with his high-arcing rainbows from 15-20 feet.

"He's on a wonderful stretch," Celtics captain Paul Pierce said after Wednesday night’s win over Atlanta. "The last 20 games, he's been playing just unbelievable." 

Garnett torched the Hawks by nailing all six of his field goal attempts in the game’s fourth quarter

"That was huge," Rivers said. "It was funny because we were about to sub him. I used a timeout because his minutes were low, but he was going on that 12-minutes-in-a-row stretch, which we try to avoid with him. But we had to keep him out on the floor." 

Rookie center Greg Stiemsma said Garnett’s offensive explosions fire the team up

“That’s what he does, that’s KG all day,” Stiemsma said. “We will take those looks any time we can get them, and he can get them whenever he wants. It gets us fired up.” 

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