KG welcomed back by Shaq

Garnett passes first regular-season test

Updated: October 28, 2009, 9:33 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- With one thunderous bump from Shaquille O'Neal, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett spilled to the floor during Tuesday night's season opener in Cleveland.

Not that Garnett enjoys the bumps and bruises that come with crossing paths with O'Neal, but that collision was just another step in his recovery from offseason knee surgery.

Shaq's own little way of saying, "Welcome back, KG."

"That's the Diesel," Garnett said to reporters after the game. "I'm sure if any one ...

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