As I pointed out earlier tonight, KG wore a larger sleeve on his right knee during tonight’s blowout win over the Wizards. He appeared gimpy to my eyes, but I thought it had more to do with my paranoia. However Marc Spears also noticed that something was up:
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett doesn’t seem to be moving as smoothly on the floor as normally while wearing a big sleeve on his right knee. Garnett typically wears a black brace that seems a little shorter on the right knee. Celtics PR guru Jeff Twiss, however, insists that its the same knee brace but just a different color. While Garnett definitely doesn’t seem his normal self, he already has a near triple double.
First off all, Jeff Twiss is full of crap. The white sleeve is much larger than the black one. Just look at the pictures I posted earlier. I’m concerned because Garnett’s had 3 days off since the last game. That knee is not right.
As for the game, the Celtics won by 34 (122-to-88) and it could have been much worse. The C’s gave up 35 of those points in the 3rd quarter alone when they got really sloppy. I’m talking John-drunk-on-a-Friday-night sloppy. Fortunately Eddie House started dropping 25-foot bombs from all over the place to prop up the lead.
Oh yeah – this Celtics team now has the best start (21-and-2) to a season in franchise history. Ho-hum….