Minnesota's Kevin Garnett and Sacramento's Doug Christie go head-to-head in Wednesday's photo gallery.
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Garnett Celebrates Birthday in Style
Most people wait until after they leave work to celebrate their birthday. Kevin Garnett decided to let loose while he was still at his job. Playing in the biggest game of his career, Garnett had 32 points, 21 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Wolves to a hard-fought 83-80 win over the Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday. He was at his best when the game mattered most, scoring 14 in the final period and coming up with a key blocked shot in the closing seconds.
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May 19, 2004


VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Kevin Garnett, Min.
VGM value: 28.8
Wednesday: The MVP was a stud on both ends of the floor, posting 32 points, 21 rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals for an efficiency rating of plus-47 in Minnesota's 83-80 Game 7 win.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Thursday on ESPN
Nets at Pistons, 8 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"I've had some real special presents on my birthday, but nothing like this."
-- Kevin Garnett on Minnesota's series-clinching Game 7 win.

WHAT IS EFFICIENCY RATING?
Here is the formula:
((Pts + Reb + Ast + Stl + Blk) minus
((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO))