|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 10, 2012 at 2:20 AM|
During a point in last nights game I was thinking, Wow! Garnett is really being aggressive. He was diving for every loose ball that would come his way, and my heart would jump out of my chest on each 50/50 play Garnett won over the Lakers. Than I looked at the box score during the third quarter, and I realized KG was having an awful shooting game.I only have one feeling that seems to sum up last night game for me as a fan.
Anger is bubbling away at me.Burning a whole in my heart. Making me burn with rage, I have good reason to be angry. The Lakers beat my beloved C's. I don't have any anger towards KG. He wanted to win last night despite KG shooting 6/23 last night.
Two of Garnett's long misses came in overtime with a chance for Boston to surge ahead in the final minute.
"[The high shot count is] fine at times, if it’s the right spots," said Rivers. "I’ll give him 40 shots on the elbows, short-corner, in the post. Most of them [Thursday] were not just jump shots, they were long jump shots."
Said Garnett: "We've got to be a lot more aggressive to the basket. I thought a lot of the things they were giving us were the 15-, 16-footers."
KG should have tried to take the ball down low, but that just doesn't happen. I do believe his shot selection was not something to sit back, and clap your hands about.
Buried beneath the green the Celtics long for but never see, the Celtics bet on a barren future that belies a rich past. Despite the poor shooting. I would like to see this KG all the time. The loss feels like a kick in the groin, but hopefully the Celtics can move on. Garnett continues to look sharp on defense, and it keeps me hopeful this season.
"In the game, you're reacting, you're not doing too much thinking," he said. "I know myself, I probably rushed a couple things, but I was more than hyped. I should have calmed down. I should have went to a more meditative state, did some yoga on the side or something."
Garnett made only 2-of-12 shots beyond 14 feet were he normally hits, but his typically engaged mid-range game abandoning him when he needed it most. The Celtics have often encouraged Garnett to be more selfish with the ball, and that's what they got tonight, but in a loss. KG has been hot in the past couple of games, but last night his shot was gone like Lebron's hair in a year or two.