Monday , Jun , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Phil Jackson on Boston Celtics: ‘They know how to lose in the fourth quarter’

"This team (the Boston Celtics) has lost more games than anybody in the NBA in the fourth quarter. They know how to lose in the fourth quarter. Alright. Let’s be sure of that." 


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: In the dying moments of game-five, Los Angeles Lakers’ sideline boss Phil Jackson tried to motivate his players by reminding them during a timeout that the Boston Celtics have lost more games in the fourth quarter than any team in the NBA.

Statistically speaking, he was right. The Celtics have trouble holding leads.

Last night he was wrong, though. The Celtics – surprise, surprise – held on for the win and now lead the NBA Finals 3-2

Worst of all, ABC’s mics caught Jackson’s comments in their ‘Wired Section’, and the Zen-Master might have inadvertantly provided the green-and-white with extra motivation for the final two games of the series.

Watch the clip below and get at us with thoughts.