Thanks to Kevin Garnett’s heart and toughness (along with Corey Brewer’s inability to make a simple inbound pass), the Celtics stole an 87-86 victory tonight over the lowly Timberwolves. Perk’s (21 pts, 3 blks) offensive rebound and put-back with 16 seconds left proved to be the game winner. But it was KG, who picked Sebastian Telfair’s pocket and dove to the floor to grab the loose ball in the final seconds, who made the play of the game. KG did this after leaving the game midway through the final quarter with an abdominal strain. Comcast’s Greg Dickerson said KG was in so much pain, he had to stop and take a knee while walking back into the lockeroom. Needless to say, Garnett returned and made the big play. I have two questions. How sore will Garnett be tomorrow? And why are the Celtics still playing like crap?
It should be noted that Sebastian Telfair (18 pts, 6 assts) played well tonight. Too bad he ruined his performance by displaying that ridiculous smirk after making baskets. It rivaled Mark Blount’s skipping routine on the “I am a total doucebag” scale.