Celtics trying to work with Kevin Garnett's increased minutes
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 22, 2013
The Celtics never could have accomplished so much over the last six years with as little as they got from Kevin Garnett on Saturday in their playoff opener. But Garnett is a player the Celtics would like to involve much more. The Celtics didn't trust each other in Game 1, forcing passes to Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jeff Green that simply weren't there instead of making the easy play. Garnett played in only five of the final 17 games of the regular season, mostly while battling an ankle injury, and was on the floor for nearly 37 minutes Saturday. The Celtics have had a strained relationship with the fast break this season. Perhaps out of rhythm from his lack of game action down the stretch, he finished with eight points and nine rebounds and couldn't take advantage of Tyson Chandler's struggles.