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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 obviously, when Kevin Garnett, Eddie House and Rajon Rondo are picking up their fair share and more and blowing out the competition in the first half, Pierce has not needed to be THE guy.
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:
 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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