Garnett Lifts Boston
Maybe Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics finally read our website because when we did our Eastern Conference Finals preview, we stated that outside of coaching, the Celtics had one huge advantage over the Heat. That advantage is named Kevin Garnett. Boston went to him early and often with the games results speaking for themselves. The Celtics went on to beat the Miami Heat in Boston last night 101-91, led by Kevin Garnett’s 24 points and 11 rebounds on 10-16 shooting.
After getting fouled hard, Garnett laid on his back waiting for his teammates to help him get up. Instead, Garnett rolled over onto his stomach and began doing push-ups on his knuckles.
“I’m getting crap about my form, but I want people to know it’s because it was on my knuckles,” Garnett joked in the locker room after leading Boston to victory. “That’s old school. My uncle taught me to do push-ups on my knuckles. That’s some Army-Navy stuff.”
It’s easy to joke around when you win big the way Boston did last night, but the fact is that they are down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series and Miami is not a team who loses often. Rondo had another impressive game with 21 points and 10 assists, while Boston’s bench did something they were yet to do this series…show up! Role players Marquis Daniels and Keyon Dooling scored a combined 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting, but it wasn’t their points that Boston needed. These two athletes provided constant pressure on Dwayne Wade and Lebron James and really were the difference makers in the game. Boston looked great last night but they need to play with a level of consistency if they have any hopes of making this a series. First, they have to focus on winning Sunday in Boston.