In Game 1 of this series Kevin Garnett scored 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. In Game 2 he posted 12 and 11, Game Three 12 and 17, Game Four 13 and 17, and in Game 5 he had 16 points and 18 boards. At this pace should we expect a 20/20 game from him tonight?
Garnett's 14.4 rebounds per game lead the entire league this postseason. He's the first Celtic player to pull down 17 or more boards in 3 straight games, regular season or playoffs, in over 26 years (Robert Parish did it in 1986). He's also just the third player in the NBA to have such a streak this season. The other two were the Cavs Anderson Varejao, and the Knicks Tyson Chandler. The fact that Garnett is doing all this against Chandler is pretty amazing. For the series KG has outrebounded his starting center counterpart (and last year's Defensive Player of the Year) 72-40. In fact, Garnett's 72 rebounds through 5 games are as many as New York's two big men, Chandler and Kenyon Martin, have combined.
Not too shabby for an 18 year veteran (who turns 37 in two weeks) fighting bone spurs and a bad hip.
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Mark Vandeusen 5/03/2013 10:05:00 AM Tweet