Kevin Garnett was phenomenal: 24 points, 12-18 FG, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block. He dropped 10 points in the 4th quarter. The Wolves tried to make a run midway thru the 4th, but Garnett slammed the door. After re-entering the game (Stiemsma fouled out) at the 5:26 mark, KG had a couple of quick buckets and a charge to seal the game.
The running joke on Twitter today was the over/under on Kevin Love's rebound total. 20… 25… 50. While he finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, he struggled. 5-18 FGs. The Celtics bigs put forth a solid defensive effort.
Rajon Rondo had 17 assists and 2 turnovers. He could have my jump shot and it wouldn't matter. He's killing it in the half-court and on the break. Text-book point guard play.
Paul Pierce had 21 points (9-20 FG) and 9 rebounds in an uneasy performance. He never seemed to find a consistent rhythm. But don't hold me to that, I missed some of the first half and dozed off in the 3rd quarter. Maybe he played well while I wasn't looking.
Avery Bradley (starting again for Ray Allen) was great: 17 points on 6-9 shooting. He seems to be in the right spot on offense and defense on just about every possession. It's like night and day with this kid.
Thanks to a Philadelphia loss to Washington, the Celtics now sit alone in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.