Boston Celtics Finding Their Old Magic?
(Doc) Rivers later suggested that this wasn’t a must-win, but you could tell how important it was for the Celtics. Jeff Green, recovering from surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm, visited the team and sat next to the coaching staff on the bench. With a national TV audience watching, this was a chance for Boston to reassert itself a bit after stumbling into the All-Star break on a five-game losing streak.
A loss might have been enough to confirm what we thought in the first half of the season: This team isn’t a true contender so it may be time to start the overhaul process. Instead, we got another encouraging sign that maybe, just maybe, this team is capable of finding its old magic.
“It’s big,” (Paul) Pierce said. “We have to start playing better at home and we have a huge road trip coming up, so we have to take advantage of these home games right now before we go on this two-week road trip.”