It only took one game for Kevin Garnett to discover the intensity and physicality that he is known for. After missing a jumper at the buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime, Garnett let his frustration boil over as evidenced by this shove to Bill Walker's face:
Garnett delivered a strong performance in the season-opener, netting 15 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the 106-104 loss to the Knicks. However, the Celtics will be frustrated by their execution at the end of the game, as a Carmelo Anthony led rally helped the Knicks grab the victory. The Celtics seemed to miss Paul Pierce in the final two minutes of the game, as they attempted contested shots and struggled to get clean looks at the rim.