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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Garnett: I Have to Keep My Composure

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett admitted on Sunday that his actions against the Heat on Saturday night could prove costly.

"You make your bed, you have to lay in it," he said. "So if I have to deal with it, then it is what it is. I'm just smarter than that. Composure is everything in the playoffs. ... I have to keep my composure in a situation like that."

Garnett threw an elbow at Heat forward Quentin Richardson in the final moments of Boston's victory over Miami.

He said Richardson came over "talking nonsense," and Richardson seemed to support that, saying of Paul Pierce: "He was on the ground crying. I don't know what was going on -- two actresses over there, that's what they are."
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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Joakim Noah: KG Is a Dirty Player

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah isn't facing Kevin Garnett in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But as the NBA reviews Garnett's elbow of Quentin Richardson during a fracas near the Miami Heat bench in Game 1, Noah is offering his own viewpoint.

On Sunday, Noah called Garnett "a dirty player" who is constantly throwing elbows. He also said he's hurting because of an elbow he took recently from the Celtics' star.

"He's a dirty player," Noah said after the Bulls practiced at Quicken Loans Arena in preparation for Monday's Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's always swinging elbows, man. I'm hurting right now because of an elbow he threw. It's unbelievable. He's a dirty player. It's one thing to be competitive and compete and all that.

"But don't be a dirty player, man. He's a dirty player." 


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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

NBA to Investigate Kevin Garnett Scuffle

The NBA is investigating whether Celtics forward Kevin Garnett should be suspended for Game 2 of the team's first round series against the Heat.

Garnett was ejected with 40 seconds left in regulation after elbowing Miami's Quentin Richardson during a sideline scuffle.

Garnett "is an actress and so is Paul," Richardson said. "I was going to take the ball out over there. That was what I was trying to do. I told our trainer Jay [Sabol] that [Pierce] is cool and he's doing what he always do, lay down like it's a season-ending injury, then he gets up and he's miraculously fine. He gets a breath, takes his time or whatever and he did the same thing.

"It should be a suspension [for Garnett]. We'll see. That's up to the NBA. But I've seen things like that in the past and people get suspended. I was cool. I was going to try going at him, but with me being restrained, that's what it was."


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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Quentin Richardson: KG and Pierce are “two actresses”

"I was trying to get over there to take the ball out of bounds and he started to talk to me so I talked back. I don't have any business talking to him (Pierce), he was on the ground crying I dont know what was going on, two actresses over there that's what they are." 

-Quentin Richardson 


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Sunday , Apr , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Could Kevin Garnett Be Suspended for Scuffle?

As Kevin Garnett stood over his injured teammate near the sideline, Miami's Quentin Richardson appeared to come over to see what was going on with Pierce.

Garnett appeared to elbow Richardson and a shouting match ensued.

Both teams then got involved in a back-and-forth that involved quite a bit of shoving.

After a delay that lasted more than five minutes, Garnett was handed two technicals and ejected.

In addition, Richardson was issued a technical. 


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Sunday , Apr , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Doc Rivers: Rasheed Will Be Judged on Playoffs

Celtics coach Doc Rivers last night called Wallace’s season “up and down” and that’s putting it kindly. 

But there’s still time for Wallace to win over Celtics fans. 

“The bottom line,” Rivers said, “is he will be judged and our team will be judged by how we play in the playoffs. If he has a great playoff run, I don’t think anyone is going to say it was a disappointing Rasheed Wallace. If he has a great playoff run, they’re going to say, ‘That’s what we brought him here for.’ I think somebody is going to write that. If he has a poor one, obviously it’s going to go the other way.” 
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Saturday , Apr , 03 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Garnett Fined $25K for ‘Michael f*cking Jordan’ Comment

Boston forward Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 Friday by the NBA for criticizing game officials and using inappropriate language.

Garnett made the comments after the Celtics lost a 109-104 decision to Oklahoma City in Boston. He referred to a free throw discrepancy, in which Boston was 13-of-17 for the game as a team while the Thunder's Kevin Durant was 15-of-15 alone and Oklahoma City had 34 overall.

"We were playing Michael (expletive) Jordan tonight, the way he was getting the whistle," Garnett said in a post-game news conference. "Durant damn near shot more free throws than our whole team. That's the game." 


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Wednesday , Mar , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

What’s Wrong with Marquis Daniels?

Daniels’ recent performances have been marked by tentativeness and, in turn, a cutback in playing time as coach Doc Rivers looks for ways to blend Michael Finley and Nate Robinson into the lineup. The recent re-emergence of Tony Allen has taken a bite out of Daniels’ playing time as well.

After playing season lows of six minutes against both the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets, Daniels was in for 12 during Sunday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. But he also hasn’t had an assist or steal in the last six games, dating back to one dish against the New York Knicks on March 17 and a pick in the same game.

Changing dynamics on the Celtics and Daniels’ recovery from thumb surgery have become a debilitating combination for the swingman.

Daniels, however, is at a loss for a reason. 


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Sunday , Mar , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kendrick Perkins: Cavs Are Better without Shaq

"They still haven"t won nothing," he said Saturday of Cleveland. "They're just the best team in the league. They still haven't done nothing we haven't done. Right now, they're the best team in the league and we just got to go at them."

O'Neal has been sidelined with an injured right thumb he suffered against the Celtics on Feb. 25. The Cavs hope to get O'Neal back for the playoffs, but have gone 7-1 without the legendary center.

"In my opinion, I think they're better," Perkins said. "They can run more. You've got Anderson Varejao, who's more of an active body. He gets LeBron (James) open a lot - opens up the paint for him.
"I think they're a better team. Obviously Shaq can help them, but I think they're better - a more fast-paced team."