Wily veteran Kevin Garnett continues to abuse opponents despite his advancing age. Not the abuse he unleashed during his MVP season with the Timberwolves in 2004, or his title-winning one with the Celtics in 2008. No, the type of abuse he reserves for Dwight Howard, or — more speculatively speaking — Carmelo Anthony.
With less than a minute before halftime in Tuesday night’s Pelicans-Timberwolves tip, Garnett appeared to get entangled with Ryan Anderson as the latter was running back up the court on offense. The initial call was a foul on Anderson, but the officials eventually ran back the play after the Pelicans — justifiably, it turns out — complained.
You see, KG had just smacked Anderson in the face.