WATCH: Julius Randle Is Not Afraid of Kevin Garnett

Bryan Brandom
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Kevin Garnett has a reputation.

The Minnesota Timberwolves big man is … let's just say intense, and known to go in and out of screaming fits from time to time.

As a result of this well-earned rep and his long-documented desire to do whatever it takes to win, he can be a little intimidating to the league's youngsters.

But not Julius Randle.

Essentially a rookie—the Los Angeles Lakers forward played 14 minutes in last year's opener before succumbing to a season-ending broken leg—Randle jawed his way into drawing a technical foul on Garnett.

Then, a quarter later, had the gall to toss an inbounds pass off the back of the Big Ticket.

The second-year pro finished his first full NBA game with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists.

KG got the last laugh however, as his Timberwolves came back from a 16-point second-half deficit to win 112-111 behind an insane Ricky Rubio stat line: 28 points, 10-of-17 shooting, 14 assists, and only 1 turnover.


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