Although he is 37 years old, missed 28 games and played only 20.5 minutes per game this season, averaging 6.6 rebounds, 6.5 points and 1.5 assists per game, Brooklyn Nets’ big man Kevin Garnett is still up to his old tricks.
During the second quarter of the Toronto Raptors’ game one showdown with the Brooklyn Nets, Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry took the ball and tried to get around a screen from big man Jonas Valanciunas. Valanciunas set a screen on Nets’ point guard Deron Williams, but he was moving and was called for a foul. Lowry continued to dribble towards the basket after the whistle and as he approached the basket, he was hit and shoved by Garnett.
Now, the officials seem to let a little more go during the most season and physicality ramps up, but the play was obviously over and Garnett pulled one of his usual stunts on an opposing player in an attempt to get into their head.
Garnett has not scored, but the Nets lead 50-46. Lowry has 15 points.
(H/T to Matt Moore of CBS Sports’ Eye on Basketball)