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Bad Blood Between Bucks and Celtics?

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March 12, 2010 – Dr. Dime

Is there some bad blood beginning to boil between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics? Apparently after the Bucks beat the Celtics earlier in the week 86-84 (you know the game where Bogut destroyed Big Baby), there was plenty of trash talking going on between players. Most reporting of the trash talk though was focused on Bucks Rookie point guard Brandon Jennings, and Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett.

Jennings didn’t back down when fouled hard by Boston’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis on Tuesday night, and both players drew technical fouls on a play which seemed to spark the Bucks’ fourth-quarter rally. After the game, Jennings exchanged chirps with noted trash talker Kevin Garnett of the Celtics as the players exited the Bradley Center floor.

“Well, actually, I just sat back and laughed,” Jennings said after the Bucks’ practice session at the Cousins Center. “I just thought it was funny. Garnett is a guy who has been known to talk trash to you and try to get in your head.

“My main thing was, don’t try to talk trash to him during the game, just try to get him after the game. It was cool. It’s nothing personal, but hey, we’re just competing.”

Jennings also made some pointed comments about the Celtics after the game, saying, “They’re known for punkin’ people, but they weren’t going to come in here and just punk me.” {Milwaukee Journal Sentinel}

We all know Kevin Garnett can talk trash with the best of them in the league, but you have to wonder what the motivation to trash talk a team like the Bucks. The Bucks are hot lately and making a solid push in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but still the Celtics need to keep their eyes on the prize and not get caught up in distractions.

Veteran Bucks player Jerry Stackhouse, gave his young team some words from the wise and experienced, and let them know that they don’t want to say or do anything to the Celtics right now that may end up being motivation for the C’s come playoff time. There is a strong possibility the Bucks may meet the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs this year, and as Stackhouse puts it, you don’t want to be ‘Celtics Bulletin Board Material’.

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