Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale have always seemed to have an understanding of one another, so it's no surprise that McHale didn't have a problem with the firestorm surrounding Garnett and Carmelo Anthony.
McHale had some strong feelings about trash talk in general:
"So some guy says 'hey I'm gonna kick your rear end', or 'whatta ya got' or 'you can't guard me.' All of a sudden now somehow in our politically correct world that's bad? If you heard half the stuff that we used to say... I chuckle at that. So he says he's gonna kick your butt, here's the thing, tell him 'no you're not' and go out there and play against him. So he talked some smack, big deal."
Watch the highlights of the Boston Bruins 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, their first loss under new head coach Bruce Cassidy.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.
Rakell also scored in the second period for the Ducks and has 24 goals in his outstanding season. Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves in his first victory since Jan. 23.
Frank Vatrano scored the tying goal in the third period for the Bruins, who hadn't lost since Cassidy replaced Claude Julien on Feb. 7. Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara scored early goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots.
Anaheim beat Boston for the seventh straight time.