According to Peter Botte of the New York Daily News, Kevin Garnett is accepting that the Boston Celtics are the underdogs going into the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks.
Usually one to trash talk in support of the C's, Garnett sang a different song when asked who the better team is between New York and Boston.
"We are," Garnett responded to a question about which team he believes is the underdog in the first-round series. "The Knicks are the better team. They've deserved it. They've earned it and rightfully so. I think Melo is playing unbelievable. I think J.R. (Smith), just they're whole team, they're playing with a lot of confidence. That's what you want going into the playoffs."
While the Celtics practiced at Columbia University in New York, Kevin Garnett admitted that the tragic events surrounding this year's Boston Marathon resonated in him and his teammates' minds.
Though shaking the tragic events in Boston has been "difficult" for Garnett and teammates, KG understands the need for the Celtics to perform in New York stating, "We're on the road, period, playoff time on the road, Boston-New York,"