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Continued: Some familiar, some oh-so-strange

  • Article by: CHUCK CULPEPPER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 10, 2007 - 11:17 PM

"It was electrifying," Davis said, overstating but not too much. "That's what we need in the States."Great energy in the building," Garnett said, overstating but not too much.

"I said a couple of times on the bench, 'This is the NBA right here,'" Allen said.

Commissioner David Stern stopped by beforehand to discuss daydreams of European franchises, the 51 NBA TV deals in China alone and his irritation at the New York Times for a headline that said the NBA would do nothing about the lawsuit verdict against the New York Knicks.

Asked how NBA fans can trust referees after the Tim Donaghy matter, Stern said it's only one case and said: "I understand that Jayson Blair lied in his reports in the New York Times. How can I trust you? But I don't say that to the media."

Then, when the game ended, it found its international essence as Garnett rushed over to hug Drogba, later saying they had been trying to see each other play.

"We said, 'How you doing? How you feeling? Been keeping up with you, blah-blah-blah,'" Garnett said.

Which team am I on again?

Most of the night's weirdness did relate to Garnett and the five Wolves players traded for him, including 22-year-old Al Jefferson, who had six points and four rebounds and one very confusing look at the scoreboard.

He looked up in the early going, well before the Celtics broke away late in the second quarter for a 50-43 halftime lead that would become 65-48 soon thereafter.

"And I was like, Minnesota was ahead and Boston was losing," and he thought he'd need to help catch up.

"And I caught myself," he said.

"It was different," Davis said. "Throughout my years playing in the NBA, I would always see [Garnett] in white and blue. It was definitely a different experience seeing Kev in the green."

At one point, Davis admitted, he did almost pass it inside to Garnett. "But then I saw the green," he said.

Former Celtics and new Wolves player Ryan Gomes said he tried to view it as practice, two sides from one team, "but then I'd look down at my uniform ..."

At not many games do you see two teams coming out of a timeout with 2 minutes, 36 seconds left in the first quarter, whereupon a guy on one team (Garnett) hugs two guys on the other team (Randy Foye and Craig Smith) who have just been inserted into the game, but there it was.

"No hard feelings," Garnett said, later adding, "The past is the past."

He cheered his teammates during bench time. He drew up a play once, to help an assistant coach. He argued calls with referees, like when Davis spilled and asked for timeout and Garnett barked, "He didn't call timeout! No he didn't! No, he didn't, Courtney," to referee Courtney Kirkland.

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