KG's line from last night's game: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks in 22 minutes. This production is enough to help us win a title (Had he been able to give us half that in the playoffs last year, we would have blown past Orlando). Yes, the numbers will increase with the minutes, but KG's emotional leadership is more valuable than his stats.
He helps set the tone defensively in the 1st and 3rd quarters. He helps right the ship when other teams make runs. He inspires teammates and intimidates opposing players.
Because the Celtics are so deep, Kevin Garnett at 85-90% is enough for them to win it all.
Like the rest of us, Doc was happy to see Garnett dunking:
That was nice,’’ coach Doc Rivers said.
“Unexpected, actually, because Kevin got kneed in the calf in the first
half, so I didn’t think he was running well. And all of a sudden, out
of nowhere, he becomes the old Kevin.
“That’s the only thing, really, that you can see that he hasn’t done. And to see that, that’s really big.’’
Some of our readers have been so impressed with Mike Sweetney, they're calling for Doc and Danny to give him Tony Allen's roster spot. The big guy can play, but he's light years away from contributing on this team. I hate to say it, but Tony Allen has more value. I think…