… David Lee
was in another time zone when Pierce made his pass to Garnett. And how
did the hero celebrate, after screaming in the general direction of Spike Lee?
By getting his knee worked on for a good 40 minutes after the game.
During that time on the training table, he read his text messages. As
the Celtics emerged from the privacy of the back room, the other
members of the Big Three talked about Garnett's physical condition.
"Obviously, he's still building off some of the things he wants to
do and getting a lot of his strength back," Pierce said. "But you've
got to ask him how he feels. He's getting stronger and getting better,
every day and every week."
Next out was Ray Allen.
"I try not to judge him," Allen said. "As long as he's out there and feels good about his body, we love him out there."
NY Daily News: Thrilling win for Celtics over NY still a pain for Kevin Garnett
I usually watch games with Twitter open so I can make my snide remarks about plays and then see what all the other bloggers out there are saying as they watch too. And yesterday, I saw comment after comment about how the Celtics look old and tired… and how Garnett just didn't look the same.
I'm still on the fence about whether the Celtics' inconsistent effort is age or boredom related. But I will agree that KG isn't himself. Doc has said it will take a while for KG to get back to 100%… whatever 100% is now. I do know I don't like what I see in the meantime. Watching KG struggle out there with Al Harrington on both ends of the floor just hits me in the pit of my stomach. I wonder if his lost step will ever come back.
For the record, I still don't think last year's knee problem is lingering. I think this is a combination of other things. I look at that tape job going up the back of his leg and it looks like they're trying to keep his calf loose. We know earlier in the year there was talk about his shin. And when you've got 40,000 minutes on those legs, it's hard to come back from an extended absence without something else going wrong.
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"I felt like he was holding me, but I can't let frustration get to me,"
Curry said. "It was [the] heat of the moment. I can't let emotions get
the best of me. It was just stupid."