The Hawks should know better than to give anyone on the Celtics, especially Kevin Garnett, any shred of motivation. Every answer the Hawks give should be in deference to a great opponent. Something like
"We played a great game against a great team. We had a lot of things working well, we executed our game plan very well, and we're going to need to do that again if we're going to win again. We can't count on them missing those same shots because they're too good. Those are shots that usually fall for them, so we'll have to be even better moving forward."
Boom. That's it. Oh, they asked you about KG?
"KG is one of the best ever, man. I just gotta try to match his intensity. That's no easy job for anyone."
That's the extent of it. I don't care if it's canned ********. If you're the Hawks, that's all you should be stocking in your pantry of possible media answers. Nothing but canned ********. Too bad for them Ivan Johnson isn't paying attention.