KG for MVP? Not a chance in hell. But you get what I'm sayin'.
He's the Celtics leader, master motivator, the straw that stirs the proverbial drink. He has the same effect as those little blue pills John takes. The Celtics get up with KG around. Have you ever seen a player make this type of impact in just 15 minutes?
"I'm the best cheerleader in the league," said Garnett. "I just didn't have my pompoms on. This was a very positive night for me. I felt OK. When I pushed on the gas and opened up the engine a little bit, I felt OK. Hopefully, we can build on this and continue."
From his teammates: "I got a rebound and looked over at him – it's the energy he has, he gives you energy just looking at him. That's what I love about Kevin – he's a wonderful guy and a competitor." – Big Baby
"brings a swagger and intensity, he's our leader on defense and gives the team a whole lot of swagger. We didn't shoot well at the start but we stuck with our defensive principles and that got us through the game." – Perk
Garnett said Doc will limit his minutes again tonight in Memphis. Whether he plays 15 or 20, it should be enough to beat the Grizz.
Perk (10 pts, 5 blks) was a defensive beast in the paint, holding Timmy D to just 4 points in the second half. Let's just say San Antonio noticed him:
Kendrick Perkins is a talkative soul. He spent a good portion of the game yapping at Tim Duncan. With the way he was playing volleyball with Duncan's shots, maybe he had a right . After one such swat, Perkins whirled to the Boston bench and crossed his arms to signal an "X." Whatever that means. Not sure when Perkins became so loquacious. Some believe Kevin Garnett — the league's king of trash talk — has rubbed off on him. "He didn't used to be that way until he got with KG," one Spurs player told me.
Let me answer your questions: Perk's played with a chip on his shoulder ever since he entered the league. And yes, KG has rubbed off on him. Deal with it.
My other favorite stat from this game: 4 turnovers.
Most importantly – don't forget to vote in our Dancer Madness.
Today's Links: Globe – C's Kick It Up a Notch | KG's Limited Role |Herald – A Cheerleader No More | Garnett Spurs on Celtics | Camerato Compares KG's Return This Year vs Last Year |