Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett’s top 5 moments in green

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4. 2008 First Round Game 7

In the Big Three’s first playoff series in 2008 against the Atlanta Hawks, we all got to see just how dominant KG can be.

The 8th-seeded Hawks pushed the Celtics to the limit, forcing a Game 7 to be played at the TD Garden in Boston. While KG played well the entire series, he really brought it in the final game. Garnett put up 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Celtics won 99-65. KG put those numbers up while only playing 27 minutes on the night.

3. 2012 Eastern Conference Finals Game 3

The 2012 Eastern Conference Finals placed the Celtics against the LeBron James led Miami Heat. After dropping Game 1 and Game 2 to Miami, Boston faced a must-win scenario in Game 3.

Kevin Garnett decided to take over this game.

In the second quarter, Rajon Rondo threw a lob to Garnett who slammed it down while also being on the receiving end of a hard foul from Udonis Haslem. While he was laying on the court for a moment, KG rolled over onto his stomach and pumped out 8 push-ups. The TD Garden crowd went wild as Garnett showed his heart.

The Celtics won Game 3 101-91 behind 24 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett.