Box Score Bank: Poor KG

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Box Score Bank: Poor KG

We'll go into the weekend with a trip to the Box Score Bank and a reminder of just how awful things were for Kevin Garnett at the tail end of his time in Minnesota.

March 4, 2007: Celtics 124, Timberwolves 117

The Celtics were less than a month removed from one of the worst losing streaks in NBA history, and while they did have Paul Pierce in the line-up, this was still a very bad team.

Although, not so bad for KG's Timberwolves, who fell to Boston by seven in two OTs.

You know what? I'd like to rescind my introduction to this post. This isn't a just a reminder of how bad things were for KG before coming to Boston, it's also reminder of how bad things were for KG AND Pierce before KG came to Boston. Good lord, look at these rosters

MinnesotaRicky Davis
Troy Hudson
Mark Blount
Trenton Hassell
Rashad McCants
Craig Smith
Marko Jaric
Mike James
Randy Foye
Justin Reed

BostonAl Jefferson
Delonte West
Kendrick Perkins
Brian Scalabrine
Ryan Gomes
Gerald Green
Rajon Rondo
Leon Powe

Although, I guess when you look at it now, at least the Celtics had youth and potential, the Wolves had nothing except for KG, who was still playing his ass of every night.

On this particular evening, he had himself a triple double (33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists). It's one of two triple doubles Garnett collected against the Celtics that season (the only two he ever dropped on the Celtics.)

Here's the box score for that other game. Check out that line for Scal!

And have a great weekend.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

At the half: Sixers applying pressure early and often against the Celtics

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At the half: Sixers applying pressure early and often against the Celtics

The Celtics are getting more than they bargained for against the Philadelphia 76ers who are once again, record-wise, among the worst teams in the NBA.

They didn’t look like it in the first half which ended with the Celtics trailing the Sixers 53-45.

Boston came into the game having won its last four road games. And they did so by playing solid defense, something that has been noticeably absent in the first half.

Philadelphia came into the game as one of the NBA’s better 3-point shooting teams and has lived up to the lofty ranking.

In the first half Philadelphia made nine of its 18 three-point attempts while the Celtics are way, way, way at the other end of the 3-point shooting spectrum while missing eight of their 11 3s with Isaiah Thomas making a pair with the lone other made 3-pointer coming from Marcus Smart.

The defense struggled, the offense never had any kind of flow and not surprisingly, the Celtics found themselves playing from behind most of the first half.

Here are the first half stars from Saturday’s game.

STARS

Sergio Rodriguez: His playmaking was solid as usual, but it was Rodriguez getting it going with his jumper that really produced surprisingly strong results for the Sixers. He had 11 points, four assists and a steal in the first half.

Isaiah Thomas: Playing his game which is shooting and attacking the rim, Thomas was Boston’s lone double-digit scorer in the first half with 15 points which is tops among all players.

STUDS

Dario Saric: It was a solid first half as Saric contributed both on the boards and the scoreboard. He had 10 points in the first half along with five rebounds.

Gerald Henderson: Henderson had one of those high efficiency-type games with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting.

DUDS

Celtics 3-point shooting: It was a miserable first half for a team that has been among the NBA’s leaders in 3-pointers made and taken this season. At the half, Boston has shot 2-for-10 on 3's.

Celtics defense: Boston has shown little to no signs of providing the kind of push-back they’ll need in order to leave Philly with a win. In addition to allowing Philadelphia to shoot 47.4 percent from the field, Boston also allowed the Sixers to knock down nine 3's.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game: