I know Chuck is dismissing the talk about “Do the Wiz have the Celtics number?” And while I don’t believe they do… I DO think that they are going to give us problems. And I’m not alone… the Celtics think so too.
“I still feel like we’re the better team, but if we play them again, then it’s going to be interesting,” Pierce said. “But these were four close games. You can’t take anything away from them. They match up well against us.”
Not only that… they’ve got confidence. And confidence for a bunch of cocky bastards like the Wiz (*cough* *cough* ARENAS) is a bad thing.
“They have a lot of confidence against us, a lot of firepower,” Celtics forward Kevin Garnett said. “But the thing that stands out about them is their swagger.”
“If that matchup was to occur in the playoffs, it gives us the confidence to know that we can match up with them,” Antawn Jamison said. “We’re taking their best shot, and things are going to intensify once the playoffs get started. I think it’s good to know that we beat Boston three times.”
For the record.. I think the Celtics are winning it all this year. But the Wizards are starting to creep towards “they scare me” territory. The only thing that doesn’t firmly plant them there right now is the fact that Doc was experimenting with combinations last night. If he was playing the normal crew at the normal times, and we still got this result… I’d be more concerned.
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