While the Celtics were on their post-All-Star road trip, ESPN the Magazine's Eddie Matz got a chance to be a fly on the wall for the Celtics practice in San Francisco, paying close attention to Kevin Garnett's manic practice habits.
“Garnett doesn’t do easy. When assistant Lawrence Frank begins a walk-through of the Golden State offense, Garnett interjects, “Why we walkin’ through it? The Warriors ain’t gonna be walkin’ through it!” Just like that, it’s starters versus subs, and even the stars, following the lead of their motivational big man, go all-out. Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen make this a veteran squad, and veteran squads understand how quickly championship windows can close.”
Still dealing with the Kendrick Perkins trade they made on that road trip, March has been the Celtics' ugliest month of the season. Garnett's was ultra-intense during one of the team's two practices this month, following a loss to the Grizzlies but the Celtics still lost the next day to Charlotte and nearly blew a 25-point lead last night in Minnesota. There are a handful of issues to work through, and the Celtics get a chance to sharpen up on some things with a practice today in San Antonio.