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Kevin Garnett talks about facing Michael Jordan

HOUSTON — His Airness turned 50 Sunday, an occasion that prompted a slew of appreciative videos and stories looking back on the career of Michael Jordan.

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett spoke of his first NBA encounter with Jordan, a Feb. 16, 1996, game during Garnett’s rookie season. Garnett was 19, fresh out of high school in the Windy City. The Bulls were 45-5, on their way to a record 72 wins and an NBA title.

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