What is it about games in LA that leave KG a bloody mess? KG got busted open back in December of 2007 (remember this?)
Here's the thing, though: Don't do it. Even if it's an accident (like last night), try to avoid it. Because when KG gets hit with an elbow… he goes off. It's like a Bruce Banner-to-Hulk moment. In 2007, he finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Yesterday he had 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists.
"If anything, it woke me up," he said. "I [wanted] to be a lot more aggressive to the basket and just be aggressive with whatever I was doing."
On the play, there was no call made.
To Garnett, that signaled that the officials were going to allow players for both teams to be aggressive.
"I took like they were going to let us play, and they did," said Garnett, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 15th double-double this season.
I'm not saying the Celtics should try to get KG bloodied in a big game. But… you know… if he's flat in a big spot… and somehow you found a way to throw someone else's elbow into KG's dome… it wouldn't be a BAD thing. Bleeding his own blood seems to get him going.