Faced with the first 3-1 series deficit of the Big Three era, the Boston Celtics are showing no fear.
Doc Rivers is looking forward to his team’s response. The Celtics have pride, he mentioned multiple times, and he looks forward to seeing that pride put to the test tonight. The team watched a film session and the players were disappointed by their play. But the mistakes, they believe, were correctable—turnovers, botched execution, missed bunnies.
“Everyone was just agitated with how they played, how they performed, and how they executed,” Rivers told ESPN Boston. “And they should be.”
But they can also play better, and that’s something Rivers expects.
“They have great pride and I think you’ll see that,” he said. “I think I’ll enjoy the way we play.”
Rivers has faith, but do the players think their time has come?
“Nothing about trying to win a champ. is going to be easy,” said Paul Pierce. “We know it’s a daunting task but it’s something I know we’re capable of.”