During the first half of the season, KG was just messing around. He was just trying to get you worked up to think he was soft, and didn’t have any game left in him. Now, coming out of the All Star Break he has a new look in his eye and a new feeling for the health of his knee.
Already in the last few games we have seen Garnett grab an alley oop from Rondo, as well as throw down some heavy dunks. For the majority of the season we have been missing the oop, which used to be a play we would see more than once a game. Also, The Big Ticket was laying baskets in instead of dunking them. I actually prefer for the time being he still lays them in. You can disagree with me but I don’t think him going up strong for a monsterous slam right now is necessary UNLESS it is in a momentous part of the game. Then all bets are off.
The whole team has a new look in their eye, but Garnett is the one that is the most interesting. Its one thing for Pierce to be pumped up, and its quite another to see KG running around throwing expletives everywhere. It is like he knows, and the rest of the team knows, that it is getting down to the nitty gritty. There is no more time to mess around, because the team needs to get their flow before the season comes to a close. That “flow” includes a sense of urgency.
Since the All Star break, obviously, the C’s have been on the road. It has been a looooooooooooong loooong time since they have been back in the TD Garden (2 weeks and 2 days to be exact). The Celtics have 17 of their remaining 28 games right in Boston. Therefore, I expect to see some great moments coming from this group. I expect some classic KG yelling, cussing, smackin his guys around, slapping the floor, and getting the crowd into it.
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
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