The Truth on the streak

The Truth on the streak
March 15, 2013, 3:30 pm
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The Celtics play the Bobcats tomorrow night, but needless to say that everyone’s slightly more interested in Monday’s match-up with the Heat. Needless to say, but I said it anyway. Now it’s time to move on.

Of course, the big story surrounding Miami’s trip to the Garden is that they’ll most likely be riding high on one of the longest winning streaks in NBA history. All they have to do is beat the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee and the Raptors in Toronto on Sunday to extend their streak to 22 games. That would tie the 2008 Rockets for the second longest ever. (The 1972 Lakers have the record at 33.)

Today at Celtics practice, Paul Pierce was asked if he hopes the streak survives until Monday. You know, so that the Celtics have a chance to ruin the fun. And he gave an interesting answer:

"I really don't even care,” he said. “I hope they lose every game the rest of the season."

An interesting answer that, by the way, I don’t believe for a second.

Come on, Paul. We know you want it to last. We all want it to last. We know how much this rivalry still means. We know that the only thing sweeter than beating the Heat at the Garden is beating the Heat at the Garden to end the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.

We just wish we didn’t have to sit through another Celtics/Bobcats game in order to get there.