Monday, April 16, 2012
Kevin Garnett Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week
Kevin Garnett shifted to center, a position he had never really played with the C's, and as a direct result, he has played some of his best basketball in years. For his great week, helping Boston to a 4-1 record even though he sat out last night in Charlotte, KG was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Over four games, he averaged 20 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1 block per game. Garnett also posted three double-doubles in that span (wins over Miami, Atlanta and New Jersey and a loss to Toronto).
April 10 at Heat: 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks in a 115-107 win.
April 11 vs. Hawks: 22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals in a 88-86 win.
April 14 at Nets: 21 points, 12 rebounds, three assists in a 94-82 victory.
This was the fourth player of the week honor for a Celtic this season: Paul Pierce had two and Rajon Rondo had one. A healthy and consistent Garnett is what makes the C's a legitimate title contender and threat to the Bulls and Heat in the Eastern Conference since they all know that this has to be their final playoff run together with this cast.
Boston has five more games left in the regular season, starting with a contest against the Knicks tomorrow night in New York City.