Kevin Garnett will ultimately go down as one of the better defensive players of his generation (offensive, too). Such a distinction doesn’t mean a future first-ballot Hall Of Famer doesn’t get caught slipping on occasion. Down by nine in the second quarter, K.G. found himself on an island with K.D. A simple double move later, The Big Ticket went one way while Durant went the other way, followed by ooo’s, ahhh’s and hundreds of reactions on Twitter. Behind Kevin’s 23-11 on 11-11 free throws (the younger Kevin), Oklahoma City went on limit Boston to 34 points in the second half to a 91-79 victory.
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1. At 6’10, with the ability to score at the drop of a dime, being that tall with handles that efficient is unreal. It’s not just this move leading me to that decision either. If anything, Trey5’s had better moves this season. Seriously though, dude is a basketball anomaly.
2. Despite the loss, Boston is 14-5 since Rajon Rondo went down. Excuse me while I introduce myself to a slice of humble pie.
3. Speaking of OKC, the Thunder are now one game behind the Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference. In other words, today’s game in San Antonio is big, big business.