Everyone who follows basketball and the NBA is familiar with the Brooklyn Nets difficulties to some extent.

To start, they haven't been completely healthy the entire year.

Not to mention, Jason Kidd, struggling with his first head coaching job, demoting his top assistant Lawrence Frank to "reporting duties" a little under a month ago.

Then there was the Evan Turner shot.
Paul Pierce, playing like his All-Star days in Boston, had put the Nets up 120-119 on a 3-pointer with 16.9 seconds to go in OT for the short-lived lead.

Finally, Celtic great, Kevin Garnett, has struggled to find his role on a talented but never completely healthy team.

His numbers so far this season are not good: 6.3 points a game on 37% shooting.

Although, being the warrior that he is, (are you listening Jeff Green) he is still averaging 7 boards a game in limited playing time (just under 22 mins. per).

Well KG and the Nets may have turned a key corner tonight as The Big Ticket played a pivotal role in New Jersey's 102-98 victory over the smokin' red hot Warriors (Steph Curry finished with 34) in a game played at the Barclays Center.

The Warriors came into the game having won ten in a row and trying to tie a franchise best 11 straight (1971-1972).

Garnett was key during the game scoring 13 points on five of seven shooting as well as making two free throws and a crucial steal down the stretch.

Did I mention that 11 of Garnett's 13 points came in the fourth?

The Nets have now won four in a row including a road win in Oklahoma City last Thursday and seem destined to turn around what has been a mostly frustrating season.

They do, however, face one of their toughest tests of the season as they have a showdown at home with the Heat on Friday.

Whatever happens the rest of the season one thing that Celtic fans can never forget: KG is the man. Yes he is...Yes he is...Yes he is...

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Clint Corey 1/08/2014 11:42:00 PM Edit
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