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Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  10 responses

Kevin Garnett Thinks the Celtics Were ‘Too Jacked’ for Game 6


It wasn’t just LeBron James and his legendary performance that ruined the Boston Celtics last night, according to Kevin Garnett. He also placed some of the blame on the Celtics’ level of emotion coming into the contest. Per WEEI: “A disappointed Kevin Garnett admitted that the Celtics might have been too excited for their chance to close out the Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at TD Garden. The result was an unforeseen flat performance that produced a 98-79 Miami win that extended the series to Game 7 Saturday night at American Airlines Arena. ‘Some shots didn’t fall that we know we can make,’ Garnett said. ‘Everybody in here was pumped up. Everybody was probably too jacked. It didn’t transcend into a win, though.’ [...] ‘Nothing’s been easy up until this point, and you can’t expect it now,’ Garnett said. ‘It is what it is. We’re gonna take these cards and play them. There’s a lot of confident guys in here, lot of guys who’ve been through Game 7’s, a lot of experienced guys. We’re going to lean on that. And we’re going to fight. We’re a bunch of fighters in this locker room. Let it all hang out [for Game 7]. [We're] on the road, a hostile environment. We got a lot of fans down there but it is what it is.’”

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  • FnF

    Is Miami really that hostile of an environment? I’ve been to final exams that were rowdier than their home crowd. Come 8:30 Pacific time, then the Celtics MIGHT have a noise problem.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    KG complaining about his teammates being “too jacked up”, what? This is the same cat that will probably be hyped up during a game of jenga.

  • http://hoopsworld.com IamYOU

    Well I think it’s thanks to Doc’s speech, he said that They(miami heat)have not seen the best of them(boston) and that night they are showing them. OK..

  • T-Money

    jacked from the push ups?

  • Sparker

    what a crock. excited, not excited, giddy, despondent, pumped, depressed, calm, they weren’t hitting jack and lebron was all-mesh all-day. deal with it.

  • Tammie V

    I’m not a Lebron fan but WOW he singlehanded beat the Celtics. The Heat did not beat them. Doc took his starters out in the 4th quarter and sure the rest of the Heat finally showed up. Celtics couldn’t make easy baskets. idk It was weird!

  • doyouwantmore

    Ray Allen missed open threes and free throws. nuff said

  • baba

    lebron james. nuff said

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ the_unknown

    @doyouwantmore I know right!!! What’s up with Ray Ray? I’ve seen him miss more free throws in the playoffs this year than I’ve seen him miss in his entire career. I saw the stat, I believe it said he’s shooting 61% from the line in this series, not like him at all.

  • Zack

    He meant to say tongue jack. Which is what he can do to my little chinese nuts.

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