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Your Morning Dump… Where KG doesn’t forget

Chuck - Red's Army November 18, 2010 Uncategorized 12 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“This team gave us problems last year, and we haven’t forgotten that — I haven’t forgotten that,’’ Garnett said. “All night I could hear [Wizards assistant] Sam Cassell’s voice about how they’re young and how they’re going to come at us and all that stuff. This team gave us problems last year and we made note of it.’’

Garnett, though, had Blatche on his radar. Along with Chicago’s Joakim Noah, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, and Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva, he has become a target for younger forwards, and he’s more than aware of it.

“My mentality is to play each person in front of me the same,’’ Garnett said. “I’m not trying to be your buddy. I’m not trying to be your friend. I’m very to the point. I couldn’t care less about what type of name you’re trying to make off of me. That’s what it is. It’s competition. If you’re not out here trying to defeat me, I’m figuring why are you out here. I’m understanding that.’’

Globe – Disappearing act

KG had 18 points on 9-11 FG with 7 rebounds. He probably had 2-3 dunks off Rondo lobs. Eleven games into the season and he's running, jumping and rebounding better than I anticipated.

He's the old dog with a mighty bark, out to prove to the pups that he's still got some bite. So far, so good.

Not to take anything away from KG or the Celtics, but the Wizards defense was porous. During one pick-and-roll play last night, the Wizards left Garnett alone. He promptly drilled an 18-footer. From my (Comcast paid for) seat in Section 18 I turned to John and said, "How can they leave him alone, he's only been making that shot for 15 years." John looked up from his tray holding two hot dogs, sausage, nachos, and a pretzel, sipped his chardonnay and said "Yup."

On Page 2, Delonte rebounds from some 1st half jitters.

“In the first half, I just wanted to get my feet wet,” West said. “I noticed that my timing was off a little bit. I didn’t want to do too much. But sometimes not doing too much is not what the team needs you to do. But the second unit responded well in the second half. In the first half our timing was just off.”

West played off the ball much of his first-half stint, but he got the rock and pushed the pace thereafter. It was what his mates expected and wanted.

“I thought he looked really good,” Kevin Garnett said. “We saw him when we got back from the road trip, and you could just tell he had been doing double (workout) days. We’re just happy that he was out there. He’s going to be big for us, man. We’re glad to have him back.”

Herald – West debut a winner

Delonte got a quick standing ovation upon entering the game. While a bit skittish in the first half, he found the groove in the 2nd half and finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists. Talk about a perfect stat line. If he can contribute anything close to those numbers, watch out…

The rest of the links:

Globe – No match for Garnett, Celtics | Erden's play far from foul | Home improvement | Herald – Garnett on Flip side | Pierce just goes with flow | CSNNE – Shaq enjoying twilight of career | Russell awarded Pres. medal of freedom | Garnett, Shaq expect Erden to be "the man" | Mature Big Baby contributes without scoring | West makes emotional debut | ESPN Boston – KG's mental check list | Worth the wait | Postgame notes | ESPN – Oden out for year | Bosh's 35 leads Heat |

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    You asshole.
    It was pinot grigio

  • TJames

    Hahaha

  • Kvasek

    Delonte ended up with such good stats, because the game was over after 3rd quarter. In 4th, he played against second Wizards’ unit. If the game was close, he would likely end up with disappointing return.
    Anyway, I hope he contributes more later.
    Btw. Why were people booing Luke. Did I miss anything?

  • Shawna

    LOL!

  • cez

    Yes you did.
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!

  • thetitleisours

    Can use a game like this. Was this Wafer’s first three?

  • IanD

    I expect Delonte as the leader of our second unit to be playing mostly against our opponents backups. That is what is so exciting about having him back; he could be starting on most teams in this league!
    Did any one else notice how both Nate and Delnte were falling over each other to bring the ball up the court for the last few possessions? Probably just because it was the end of a blow out but I hope that is worked out. They are both combo guards and neither true PG, but it will be interesting to see who Doc pegs as the guy for the second unit.
    Oh and I think they were saying LLLUUUUKKKKEEEEE

  • IanD

    I expect Delonte as the leader of our second unit to be playing mostly against our opponents backups. That is what is so exciting about having him back; he could be starting on most teams in this league!
    Did any one else notice how both Nate and Delnte were falling over each other to bring the ball up the court for the last few possessions? Probably just because it was the end of a blow out but I hope that is worked out. They are both combo guards and neither true PG, but it will be interesting to see who Doc pegs as the guy for the second unit.
    Oh and I think they were saying LLLUUUUKKKKEEEEE

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    yes it was

  • thetitleisours

    yikes

  • ShawnCVD

    I was very excited about this game due to D West’s return. It was like making a trade ten games into the season…when Perk returns it will have the same feeling. This team is this good and it isn’t even at full strength yet (I’m looking at you JO! Get well soon).

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    Excellent, timely whopping especially after the last few late OT games. Great timing for DWest’s return to get some minutes.