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

by June 08, 2012

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.'”