The Miami Heat have one of the greatest win streaks going in history, but Paul Pierce is one baller who could care less.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: Expect a dogfight between Miami and Boston Monday night, especially if the Heat's win streak is still alive.
Miami won their 21st game in a row Friday night, beating the Milwaukee Bucks pretty easily 107-94. They will go for their 22nd consecutive win Sunday in Toronto, and a win against the Raptors would set the stage for a dogfight in Boston Monday night.
It would give the heat a chance to go for their 23rd straight; but it would also be an opportunity for the Celtics to put their arch rivals historic run to an end.
Nothing a guy like Paul Pierce aka The Truth would love more.
Pierce was interviewed before Celtics practice Friday and while he didn't have much to say about Dahntay Jones' sprained-ankle causing foul on Kobe Bryant, he sent a sharp message to the reigning NBA Champs.
When asked about Miami's win streak, Boston's captain said, "I really don't even care. I hope they lose every game the rest of the season."
Talk about living up to your nickname. #speakpaulpierce #speakthetruth
But trash talking the Heat is nothing new for Pierce, or anyone in Boston for that matter. The two team's hate each other; and in recent years, have arguably had the most intense rivalry in the Eastern Conference.
And this isn't a secret, as Celtics Coach Doc Rivers reiterated even before the season began.
"Honestly, I don't care about the Lakers," Rivers said during a Q&A session at TD Garden this past summer. "I have my eye squarely on Miami. I bring up Miami every single day to them. I want them to hate them. I want them to beat them. That's gotta be our focus."
No question the Celtics Heat rivalry runs deep.
And if the Heat's win streak is still alive come Monday night, prepare for one of the hardest fought games of the season.
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