Celtics fall to Nets 101-93, but not before Garnett gets a shot in on Kris Humphries
The Celtics lost an ugly game against the Brooklyn Nets 101-93, but before the final buzzer went off, Kevin Garnett took it upon himself to let Kris Humphries know Boston does not care for him much.
With just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter there was a loose ball. Both Garnett and Humphries went for the ball and Humphries clearly had it. Garnett took the opportunity to dig in his heels and throw his back into Humphries face with an elbow or two to boot.
Bold move for a guy who already had a technical and could have been ejected in a game that was still in reach at the time. That being said, it was great to see Garnett show Humphries that he had not forgotten the "brawl" in November when Humphries nailed Garnett in mid-air. Rondo then got into Humphries face and everyone was pushing and shoving everyone else.
This game didn't really matter in terms of playoff seeding as both teams are pretty cemented in their spots with Brooklyn in fourth and Boston in seventh. The only way the two meet up in the playoffs is if Brooklyn beats Miami. In other words, it's not happening.
This game would have felt empty if there were no shenanigans and it was just a Brooklyn beat down, but Garnett's "effort" for the loose ball saved it.
Paul Pierce finished with 23 points on 7-11 shooting and Garnett has 11 points and eight rebounds for Boston (40-38).
For the Nets (46-32), Deron Williams had 29 points and 12 assists, Brook Lopez had 21 points and Joe Johnson had 20 points.
The Celtics' schedule doesn't get any easier as they face off against Miami Friday.