Having to perform after KG's emotional introduction would be difficult for any team, but the Wolves had an especially cold start, missing their first 9 shots and ended the first quarter on 23.8 percent shooting. It didn't take long for them to start shooting better. Since trailing 3-18, the Wolves outscored the Wizards 79-46 by the start of the fourth.
Ultimately, the Wolves won KG's first game back 97-77. The Big Ticket put up 5 points, 8 boards, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in 19 minutes, but no matter the numbers, those 19,856 fans were delighted to have their hero back. And they were certainly happier than the 15,561 who saw him leave the court in 2007.
KG's intro was, well, electric #kgreturns pic.twitter.com/UlWXAGZxx8
— FOX 9 News (@MyFOX9) February 26, 2015
"Listen, bruh, I'm sorry I had to do that to you." (via @Truth_About_It) pic.twitter.com/d24d0qewix
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) February 26, 2015
Great job by T'Wolves Owner Glen Taylor bringing KG back to Minnesota! If I was him I'd make KG one of the team's owners when he retires!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 26, 2015
Montell Jordan because of course pic.twitter.com/Cc3jX3Lwfl— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) February 26, 2015
A masterful intro set to Kanye's "Coming Home Again", a thunderous ovation and now everybody has to play a game.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) February 26, 2015