Garnett had 28 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Celtics advance to play the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round. Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Rajon Rondo added 14 for Boston. Josh Smith scored 18 points, Joe Johnson had 17,
Doc Rivers knew there would be no rest for the aging Boston Celtics. The only question was whether they would be in Atlanta playing Game 7 of the first round or at home opening the Eastern Conference semifinals against Philadelphia.
If it looked like KG was playing like a desperate man, his back up against the wall and his legacy hanging in the balance, in Game 6 against the Hawks tonight, then there's a simple explanation: He pretty much was.
Preview the Sixers second round series with the Celtics.
The 76ers and Celtics savored playoff joy on Thursday as they advanced with last-gasp wins. Sheriff's deputies raided the Colorado home of Denver Nuggets center Chris "Birdman" Andersen on Thursday. Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was charged