Garnett Ejected in Win Against Pacers
Kevin Garnett spent the latter part of Friday’s 94-75 win over Indiana as a spectator, but it wasn’t quite how he would have envisioned it.
Instead of on the bench, Garnett was back inside the C’s locker room after being ejected with 8:24 to play and the Celtics sitting on top of a commanding 78-55 lead.
The incident involved Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough who was hit in the face by Garnett while pump-faking before going up for a shot attempt.
Officials reviewed the play afterward and called Garnett for a flagrant-two foul which is an automatic ejection.
After the game, Garnett gave his version of what happened.
“I was firm,” Garnett said. “I didn’t mean to get him in the face like that. I was trying to swipe the ball. It was a physical game; that’s what it was, part of the game.”