Doc Rivers has this way of gauging the temperature of the room, and saying just the right thing to get people's attention.
Remember back in April when we all watched the Celtics lose to the Bulls by 7 and we chalked it up to just another "not enough in the tank" game? Doc came out and TORCHED his team for their effort.
That's what the team needed. They responded by winning their next 4 games (against 4 playoff teams). Last night, the team needed to be reminded of something different. That they're STILL in a position that anyone would have gladly taken before this series started
We left a huge opportunity on the floor, but we still have another opportunity. And that's what playoffs are about. Clearly we're at home, you want to win. You always want to win. Did you hear our crowd the last three minutes of the game? What other crowd in the NBA does that? It's a terrific place to play. The fans were unbelievable. They did their part tonight. We just didn't do ours....