The Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and the Utah Jazz's Carlos Boozer today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 6.KG, getting a little credit where credit's due. He certainly looked far better this past week than he has at any other point this season, shooting an obscene percentage from the floor as the Celtics looked to pound the ball inside early and often.
Garnett led the Celtics to a 3-0 week on the road, averaging 19.7 points on .706 shooting from the field, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. In 26 minutes against Charlotte on Dec. 1, Garnett scored 16 points and added seven rebounds and five assists, helping Boston to a 108-90 win. On Dec. 3, Garnett led the team with 23 points and eight rebounds in a 105-87 win over Oklahoma City, giving the Celtics their seventh straight win.
Remember Garnett's game-winning jumper against the Knicks, which capped what for him (and the team) was a miserable performance? Well, I don't know if that shot was the turning point, but he's looked like a different player since. In fact, he's looked a lot like the KG we know and love.
By the way, that 70.6% shooting? Ben Wallace couldn't do that if he was alone in a gym and only allowed to shoot layups.