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Adrien Payne into game at 5-minute mark. KG and other starters were minus-10 to begin game.
KG sits. Wolves 0-9, 4 TOs and down 11-1
Wolves are 0-6 to start
Crowd ready to rock but a 9-1 Wizards start keeps 'em quiet
Wolves are way too jacked up right now. Wizards all over them. 9-1.
A masterful intro set to Kanye's "Coming Home Again", a thunderous ovation and now everybody has to play a game.
This is the best thing ever.
Other 4 starters intros took 57 seconds. KG's, with video tribute, took nearly 2 minutes
Porter, Nene, Gortat, Wall & Temple start for Wizards. It's Ricky, KMartin, WIggins, Pek and...I forget the fifth guy
That was un-freakin-believable
There is a pulse here tonight. Fans have been standing last 15 minutes while final moments of warmups now tick down and nobody sits down
Still standing ...
Crowd's still standing.
Target Center has vintage Kevin Garnett jerseys that have been in the closet for about a decade; new ones likely just bought at pro shop.
Crowd won't sit down. KG in the house. http://t.co/pgxLC6ufLZ
You never say never in sports. But I never saw this coming.
Eerie quiet when KG/new mates gathered in hallway before heading to court. Only thing I heard from KG, to photog: Get your ass outta the way
Paul Pierce out for the Wizards tonight.
Wizards now rule Paul Pierce (knee) out for tonight. No Beal either
Gary Neal available to play tonight vs Wizards, Wolves say
*for those unfamiliar with target center ... That's a long line
The line to get into Target Center currently stretches from skyway entrance back into Block E. http://t.co/cpfOhyMf1C
If we're ever going to see vintage KG, tonight might be night. Legs fresh from 2 weeks off. Crowd will be behind him. Emotions high
They work fast here on target center skyway http://t.co/U2airRa5WU
GR3 planned to call his dad this afternoon with a hello from KG, who entered the NBA one year after GR2 did
Cheapest upper-level ticket on StubHub for tonight's game is less than $25, some lower-level tickets for under $100
KG: "I was telling Flip if we can get Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince, Kevin McHale to come thru the doors tonight, it’ll be a family affair"
Back in the middle of it all http://t.co/g0B4tkOLdI
21s back on the market http://t.co/GGxvtZRoLU
Kevin Garnett on Randy Wittman here, too: "If we can get Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince and Kevin McHale ... we'd have a family affair."
Random thought: can't wait to go through yesterday all over again in 2028, when Kevin Love returns to Wolves
KG: I expect it to be a great atmosphere, a playoff-type atmosphere
Who knows how KG return works long term? Who knows how he adapts to mentor role? Who knows how much he has left? But tonight is gonna be fun
Again? Man oh man. I feel the pain. So sorry for DRose. Big fan! Wish you a speedy recovery 🙏
Derrick Rose. Man man man. Terrible.
Target Center bowl darkened while they're waking thru pre-game intros for tomorrow night. Don't remember this for regular Wed game vs. Kings
Chemistry between Flip, KG was clear today. KG was comfortable after probably being uneasy at first. "It's like we never left," Flip said
KG: "Beautiful roster, beautiful guys, ...seeing the talent on here is, it's refreshing, because they're guys who will listen"
Btw, forgot to tweet this earlier, but Flip let loose the worst-kept secret this afternoon: KG will start tomorrow night's game vs. Wizards
Gary Neal listed as doubtful on Wolves' new injury report, Muhammad, Bennett and Hummel all out of course
What the young Wolves will find out tomorrow night: this community will support NBA hoops to ear-splitting levels when given a reason
KG: "thruout time, I've understood that you have to forgive and forget. I obviously won't forget certain things, but it's time to move on"
When KG was asked if he wanted to coach someday, his answer was clear, theatrical and emphatic: Hell no
When KG turns it on, there's no better interview in all of sports. He had it going today and it was great to have him back
Happy together http://t.co/WNs72ofPOs
All smiles http://t.co/wP8uowSCHi
Very charming, impressive return for Kevin Garnett in his introductory news conference
KG says he's in it for the long haul. Wants to be in ownership here and take it to a title
KG: "I'll be honest. I don't even recognize downtown at all...I'm going to have to get out. I just got to get reacquainted."
KG: "This is perfect. If you're ever have a fairytale, this is how you want to do it"
KG says veteran is "lost art" in this league. "Only way these young guys get better is through some type of leadership, guidance"
KG: seeing the talent on here is refreshing. They'll listen. ... Most talent here than wolves have ever assembled
KG says talent on this team is reason he looked at this seriously, "talent is endless, they have talent to be whatever they want to be"
KG having fun with Eric Perkins during presser, camera clicks go crazy for that smile
KG: "I'm here to share my experience and my journey...just give myself to this team"
KG says it was hard decision, but "I figured if LeBron can go home, why can't I?"
KG: if LeBron can go home, shit why can't i?
KG says it's good to see familiar faces, Flip's children who were kids when he left, Sam Mitchell, etc.
KG: "just good to see familiar faces ... Coming here was a hard decision because I am a loyal person."
KG's family, sister, representatives are here today
Flip says he told KG "I just want you to be KG, be who are you," which means competitive person foremost
The presser has started http://t.co/5SXkImDors
Here we go http://t.co/DIuuLKgjZ6
We're t-minus 23 minutes or so and counting toward KG news conference here at Target Center
Rubio on KG yelling: "I don’t know how to do it yet. I’m too nice so I hope he teach me that bad side, that help team to improve."