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Garnett Answers Hawks Owner on, Off Court

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After a performance that evoked flashes from a previous decade — century even — Kevin Garnett introduced the possibility this may be his last NBA rodeo.

But first he wanted to offer a verbal counterpunch to Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr., who had tugged on the Big Ticket’s cape.

“They are old,” Gearon said at a luncheon. “I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league.”

So when KG was asked about the 28-point, 14-rebound, five-block tour de force in last evening’s 83-80 Celtics [team stats] elimination of Atlanta, he took a detour.

“First off I want to say thank you to their owner for giving me some extra gas tonight,”...

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