Here's some good news heading into tomorrow night's Game 3:
The Celtics new Big 3 has NEVER lost a Game 3 at home after going down 2-0 in a playoff series.
Of course, they've only been in that situation one other time last year against (of all teams) the Heat and went on to lose that series in five games anyway. But hey, stop being so pessimistic!
Things obviously don't look great for the C's right now, but if they can just protect their home court, they'll head back to Miami at 2-2, and at that point as Leon Powe once said: "Anythiiiing's possible!"
But before we can get there, they have to get tomorrow. If nothing else, history's on their side.
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Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend.
Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour.
“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.”
Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”
After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.