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Kevin Garnett - Boston off to best start ever 30 - 4

by james on January 12th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

It was fitting that the Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen all had great games as Boston won again.

Kevin had 20 points and 11 boards.

Paul had 18 points and Ray had 16 points.

With this victory the Celtics matched the 1959-60 Champion Celtics for best start in franchise history.

Final Score Boston 86 - New Jersey 77.

The New Jersey nets just seemed to wear down in the fourth quarter as the Celtics got a lot of help from their bench throughout the game.

“We got down on the road and our starters needed some rest,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “The bench was able to dig it out and get us the win. They were huge for us. Every game, we try to get our big guys rest because its a long season and were trying to give the bench more confidence.” source

The Celtics bench is often criticized, but will have to perform well if the Celtics have any chance of winning the NBA Championship, so Coach Doc Rivers was very pleased.

Maybe it was a battle of benches, because the starters for New Jersey did fine. Although, the team missed a ton of free throws going 9 of 24.

Richard Jefferson led the Nets with 17 points, Vince Carter had 16 and Josh Boone added 14 and a career-high 16 rebounds. Jason Kidd just missed another triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.

NBA Basketball Jason Kidd factoid - The assist by Kidd on Carter’s jumper with 8:07 remaining in the third was the 9,062 of his career, moving him past Isiah Thomas into fifth place on the all-time list.

So where do the Celtics go from here? Great defense, good coaching, solid bench play, almost unbeatable home and away…

It all comes back to the Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.

Kevin Garnett, especially, is on track for an MVP season and the winning certainly will attract the votes.

NBA Basketball Fan Question Would you vote for Kevin to be MVP?

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