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Kevin Garnett takes shot at Philadelphia fans

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  May 22, 2012 12:35 AM

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Your move, Papelbon.

Celtics center Kevin Garnett took a shot at Sixers fans after Game 5 Monday night when asked to compare crowd at TD Garden in Boston to the one at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

“Not even close," said Garnett. "You got fans and then you got fair-weather fans. Take that how you want."

The Celtics have to play Game 6 in Philadelphia Wednesday night, so the timing for the bulletin board material might not be the best. Not that Garnett will have any trouble getting fired up. Garnett elaborated on his feelings for Boston fans.

"Speaking about this crowd, it’s like plugging in," said Garnett. "I feel like every minute I look up, I see my family, I see people yelling, I see the drunk, fat guy. I can't decipher one from the other. This crowd is ridiculous. I love it."

Former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon took a shot at Boston fans this offseason after he signed with the Phillies.

"The Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball," Papelbon told a Philadelphia radio station in March. "The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better."

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