The Three-Pointer: Kevin Garnett Gets Jersey Retired, Suns Beat Down Weary Lakers


Good morning! Sorry it’s been a while, but the three-pointer is back, and here to stay. Let’s recap some basketball news from the weekend:

 

Kevin Garnett Has his Jersey Retired in TD Garden

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Garnett, a Celtics legend and 2004 MVP, had his jersey retired by the franchise yesterday. Ray Allen was at the retirement ceremony, and he and Allen put their differences to rest, ending the public beef that has lasted for years. Jaylen Brown got in on the celebration with this crazy poster dunk, getting a high five KG. Unfortunately, the Celtics would lose to the Dallas Mavericks, 95-92, despite Jayson Tatum‘s 21 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Fiery Phoenix

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In a 140-111 win last night, the Suns scored 48 points against the Lakers in the first quarter alone. Just so we’re clear, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James were playing for the Lakers, while Devin Booker was playing for the Suns. Anthony Davis was out due to injury, but so was Chris Paul, who has a bigger impact on his team. James had a solid 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, but Westbrook only finished with 13 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists with four turnovers. Booker dropped an efficient 30 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals.

The Suns also became the first team to clinch a playoff spot this weekend, as their record now sits at 54-14.

 

Klay’s Resurgence

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On Saturday, Klay Thompson had a breakout game for this season, as he dropped 38 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists on 62.5% shooting from the field and 57.1% shooting from three in a decisive Warriors’ win, coming against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Stephen Curry played, but he only had 8 points, while the next highest scorer was Jordan Poole, with 30.

Thompson hasn’t been performing at his usual All-Star level this season, averaging 17.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game, but hopefully this performance marks the start of something new for him.

 

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