Kevin Garnett Held Without A Rebound In Celtics' Win

Dec 8, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett (5) plants his face into the mat after a foul as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


The Boston Celtics managed to rebound after a heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, which is something that Kevin Garnett didn’t manage to do. Literally.

The 6′ 11″ Garnett was held to a total of 0 rebounds in 23 minutes of play, as the Celtics beat the Sixers 92-79 at home.

Garnett had an overall solid game, shooting 9-11 from the field and leading the Celtics with 19 points.

Garnett has this to say about the stat:

“You know what, I’m looking for the statistician around here. And when I find out what he looks like, we might have some problems”

“I had a rebound in the first quarter. That’s bull—-, man. No, that’s f—ing bull—-. That’s all I’m going to say. I had a rebound in the first half, thank you. I think that’s an error, we’re going to fix that.”

Garnett wasn’t sincerely upset, but clearly believes someone made an error.

Last time Garnett finished a game without grabbing a single rebound was Jan. 21, 1997, when he was still playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After yesterday’s win, the Celtics move up to 11-9 on the season.

You can find the video of Garnett’s post-game interview here. (Be aware of the explicit language.)


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