|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 9, 2012 at 1:05 AM|
It's the holiday season, and I'll call KG Linus' blanket from the Peanuts gang. The Celtics are Linus, and Linus needs the security blanket to get through the day. The Celtics seem to heavily rely on KG to get through games, and that train of thought can't last.
Coach Doug Collins on KG
“I love him. What he’s all about. He came in and his team was in a little bit of trouble, we got it to 8. I was hoping we could put a little game pressure on him to see what would happen,” said Collins. “I knew they just lost a 17-0 lead (Dec. 1 in Milwaukee). We were trying to get them in a situation and maybe get the game close, where maybe for three or four minutes maybe something could have happened. But Kevin put that to rest real quickly and we let (Chris) Wilcox get up under us twice for dunks, which was just lazy plays on our part.”
It's wild seeing KG play better, and better each season. He seems to have the edge that sets the bar. KG walked away from Saturday's game without rebounding one single miss. That's a concern I suppose, but Rondo the best rebounding point made up for it. KG has been truly the model of consistency all season. But the rest of the guys need to follow that path.