I honestly don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that these were the two best plays Garnett has made post-injury. And the best part about it all? His reaction. Because when Garnett gets hyped like that, everyone feeds off his energy. The crowd starts going wild. Rajon Rondo starts running the break a little faster. The C’s start cleaning up the glass. The defense steps up its intensity. When KG gets screaming and yelling and vains start popping out of his neck, man, the Celtics are a better team.
I jumped up so high after KG’s dunk that I almost poked a hole through the ceiling. Then he made the strong, explosive spin move on the very next play, and I might have jumped even higher. All I could think was one thought: