It's not over until it's over. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.
Yadda yadda yadda.
The Celtics are down 3-0 to the Knicks and the off-season is in sight. It's time to break out the cliches.
They offer comfort in times of despair, but often they're just words.
Jeff Green employed a few of them in his postgame comments, but didn't sound too convincing as he explained the mindset the Celtics will adopt when they take the court for Game 4.
"We just got to continue to play through the adversity," said Green. "They haven't won it yet.
As long as we're still playing we have a chance."
The words sounded good, but the tone spoke volumes.
The Celtics don't have the look of a team that's ready to fight now that their backs are against the wall.
But hey, the fat lady hasn't sung yet.