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Old 06-07-2017, 08:35 PM
 
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Garnett was 3rd in scoring on his Celtics title team.


Of all the Boston players he was 2nd (18.8 ppg) in the regular season and 1st (20.4 ppg) in the playoffs that year.

 
Old 06-07-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Of all the Boston players he was 2nd (18.8 ppg) in the regular season and 1st (20.4 ppg) in the playoffs that year.


In the finals.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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In the finals.
So what he averaged 2 points per game less than Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in the finals, he grabbed 8 more rebounds than them and led the team in steals and blocks. Without Kevin Garnett they wouldn't even be there.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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So what he averaged 2 points per game less than Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in the finals, he grabbed 8 more rebounds than them and led the team in steals and blocks. Without Kevin Garnett they wouldn't even be there.


Maybe. Still 3rd fiddle. In Minnesota even though he had good stats, he seemed to always nut up at the end of games, he couldn't carry a team. He'd miss shots, make bad desperation passes and brick free throws. Dirk is a better team player and was able to lift his teams up. Garnett had to have Paul Pierce and Ray to lead the way. I always thought Garnett would have been a good compliment to Dirk (2nd fiddle). Dirk was a Finals MVP! Garnett was third runner up.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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Playoff Stats (where it counts)


Garnett: 18.2pts 10.7rebs 3.3ast 1.2stl 1.3blks
Nowitzki: 25.3pts 10.0rebs 2.5ast 1.0stl .9blks
 
Old 06-07-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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Playoff Stats (where it counts)


Garnett: 18.2pts 10.7rebs 3.3ast 1.2stl 1.3blks
Nowitzki: 25.3pts 10.0rebs 2.5ast 1.0stl .9blks
Dirk also played almost 4 more minutes, took 3 more shots and 4 more free throws per game than Garnett in the playoffs.
 
Old 06-08-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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Dirk also played almost 4 more minutes, took 3 more shots and 4 more free throws per game than Garnett in the playoffs.
Yep, there's a good reason for that
 
Old 06-08-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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In the finals.
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So what he averaged 2 points per game less than Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in the finals, he grabbed 8 more rebounds than them and led the team in steals and blocks. Without Kevin Garnett they wouldn't even be there.
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Maybe. Still 3rd fiddle. In Minnesota even though he had good stats, he seemed to always nut up at the end of games, he couldn't carry a team. He'd miss shots, make bad desperation passes and brick free throws. Dirk is a better team player and was able to lift his teams up. Garnett had to have Paul Pierce and Ray to lead the way. I always thought Garnett would have been a good compliment to Dirk (2nd fiddle). Dirk was a Finals MVP! Garnett was third runner up.
Garnett was an elite defender--maybe the best of his generation.
 
Old 06-08-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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Garnett was DPOY on his Celtics team. Dirk was a defensive liability. KG was first team all-defense NINE times. KG was one of my least favorite players, but he's not overrated. I do, however agree that he was at one point.
Dirk and KG are two sides of the same coin. Both "new age" power forwards. Both 7 feet tall with great agility and excellent footwork. One was a scoring machine the other was a defensive stalwart.

This makes me realize how I miss watching both of those guys in their primes!
 
Old 06-08-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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