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Sounds of the game… Celtics 109, Timberwolves 101
Posted By Mike Petraglia On February 1, 2009 @ 6:27 pm In General | 1 Comment
Who needs All-Star Kevin Garnett ?
Not the Celtics  on Super Sunday. When news of Garnett’s flu spread before the game, Paul Pierce  knew it was time to step up his game, offensively. In his last three games against Dallas, Sacramento and Detroit, he has posted games of eight, eight and 20 points. Not exactly the stuff that All-Star reserves are made of.
But on Sunday, against old friends Al Jefferson  (34 points), Ryan Gomes  and a vastly improved Sebastian Telfair , he was THE guy, scoring a game-high 36 points from all different angles, including a clinching fadeaway with 2:24 remaining to put the pesky Timberwolves  away and clinch Boston’s 11th straight win, improving the Green to 40-9.
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URLs in this post:
 Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm
 Eddie House: http://media.weei.com/basketball/eddie-house.htm
 Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm
 Al Jefferson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/al-jefferson.htm
 Ryan Gomes: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ryan-gomes.htm
 Sebastian Telfair: http://media.weei.com/basketball/sebastian-telfair.htm
 Timberwolves: http://media.weei.com/basketball/minnesota-timberwolves.htm
 Doc Rivers said Pierce had little choice BUT to pick up the slack for Kevin Garnett: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12664
 Rivers said the T’Wolves will be good soon: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12665
 Paul Pierce on picking up the scoring slack: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12666
 Pierce said he enjoyed watching Big Al, Gomes and Telfair return to Boston: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12667
 Al Jefferson said Minnesota killed itself early with turnovers: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12668
 Jefferson said the T’Wolves had their shot without KG in the lineup: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12669
 Minnesota coach Kevin McHale said his team was alseep in the first half: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12670
 McHale said the T’Wolves had some big boo-boos on defense: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12671
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