Then there was KG. The 17-year veteran that arrived in Boston during 2007 — in a deal that shipped Jefferson to Minnesota — looked years younger than 35. Kevin Garnett’s defense was strong. His jumper was sharp. His tongue sharper. And he poured in a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting while collecting a team-high 10 rebounds, leading an efficient Celtics offense that dished out 24 assists on 36 made field goals and committed just 12 turnovers.
Garnett's elbow was pretty sharp, too. Jazz fans may hate KG's antics, but deep down, they wished their big guys played with a nasty streak.