Kevin Garnett Returns: The Celtics’ X-Factor Emerges Once Again

February 21st, 2010 by Lucas Shapiro Leave a reply »
Can you believe that it has been a year and eight months since the Celtics won the NBA Finals? 

During the time in between then and now, there have been many frustrating moments for Boston. 

Kevin Garnett went down with a knee injury and was unable to play in the 2009 NBA playoffs, which resulted in an early exit for the Celtics against Orlando.

There was also the Leon Powe exit, the Stephon Marbury failure, the potential departure of assistant coach Tom Thibadeau, the questionable Rasheed Wallace signing, the worries about re-signing Rajon Rondo, the Glen Davis punching friend incident, and the recent Ray Allen trade rumors.

At times, many Boston fans felt as though the Celtics were headed for failure, yet they are still a top-three team in the Eastern Conference right now.

Their performance in the playoffs will come down to whether Kevin Garnett is healthy or not.

Recently, Garnett has shown flashes of promise.

Against the Portland Trail Blazers, Garnett had 16 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in only 22 minutes of playing time.

Not to mention an out-of-nowhere three-pointer. ...

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