Paul Pierce: We’re Not Going to Panic
While Sunday’s Game 4 is not an elimination game, the Celtics almost surely have to win if they have any chance to advance. Only eight NBA teams have ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a series.
“We’re not going to panic,” Celtics forward Paul Pierce(notes) said. “But there’s definitely a huge sense of urgency to get this win and try to get our home-court advantage back.”
The Celtics met for about 45 minutes at their hotel Saturday and took the rest of the day off.
Rivers wanted them to get their minds off basketball, to get some time with family in town. But mostly, to rest their tired legs, which may still be recovering from a seven-game series against Chicago—which included an unprecedented seven overtimes—in the first round.