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Did KG put pressure on the Celtics?

5/13/2010

After Tuesday night’s blowout victory in Game 5, forward Kevin Garnett talked about the importance of the Celtics wrapping up the series by winning Game 6 at the Garden rather than face the specter of having to win a Game 7 back in Cleveland.

"Anybody who gives two cents about this game and is very, very competitive, anything like me, then they’re going to go home and watch this tape, probably not eat, probably not sleep much and be ready for Game 6,” Garnett said. “So, we have to be ready for that. We can’t put the onus on a Game 7 back here in this building [in Cleveland].”

Is it a positive that Garnett has understood and relayed the urgency of Game 6? Or is he putting undue pressure on his teammates and potentially setting himself up for failure if the team fails to win Game 6?

Those questions were a discussion topic on today’s First Take. Check out the video below for the debate: