Posted on: April 18, 2010 7:28 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2010 10:36 pm
Posted on: April 18, 2010 3:50 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2010 5:00 pm
Berger Blog: Should Garnett be suspended?
Noah said Garnett is "always swinging elbows." He also said he's hurting because of an elbow he took recently from the Celtics star.
Noah made his comments after the Bulls' practice in preparation for Monday's Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Posted on: April 18, 2010 12:00 am
Edited on: April 18, 2010 3:59 pm
Trailing 44-41 at halftime, the Celtics held the Heat to 32 points in the second half. And with substitute guard Tony Allen shadowing Dwyane Wade, the Heat star scored 26 points after averaging 33.7 in three regular-season games against Boston.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston.
With 40 seconds left in the game, a scuffle near the Miami bench resulted in two technical fouls against Garnett, an automatic ejection, and one each to Boston's Glen Davis and Miami's Udonis Haslem and Richardson.
Miami allowed the second fewest points in the regular season, an average of 94.2, but was outscored 21-10 in the fourth quarter.
And Garnett had a big game after missing last year's playoffs because of a knee injury that required offseason surgery. Saturday's playoff game was his first since Game 6 of the 2008 NBA finals, a 131-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers for Boston's 17th NBA championship. In that finale, he had 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block and no turnovers.
This year, both teams stressed that the playoffs were a new season and what happened before didn't matter.
They were right.
Boston won despite going 3-7 in its last 10 games. Miami lost after going 12-1 in its final 13 games and 8-0 in its last eight games on the road.
Posted on: April 17, 2010 6:24 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2010 6:40 pm
Dwyane Wade played well, but Kevin Garnett played better.
In our third simulation of the day, Boston gets it done down the stretch. Despite having five players reach double digits, the Heat struggled to score from behind the arc. Garnett led the Celtics charge, going off for 28 points and 10 boards.
2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.