In hindsight, Garnett still laughs to himself about the pressure the Lakers put on themselves leading up to that Christmas Day win.
“The Lakers felt like that game was the championship,” he said. “Some of the comments those guys made were incredible, and it was just the regular season. It was kind of comical. But we knew that we just had to move on from that.”
Feb 5th cannot come fast enough.
And for anyone wondering if Ubuntu was still the team’s motto, look no further than what Kendrick Perkins said/did in the fourth quarter of the Magic game:
In fact, Davis was playing so well that Perkins looked back at Doc Rivers to make sure the Celtics coach really wanted to make the move.Rivers agreed and gestured Perkins back to the bench.
“I asked him if he wanted to leave (Davis) in,” Perkins said after the 90-80 win. “It seemed to me that that was the right thing to do.”
The Celtics next opponent, the Mavericks, are coming off a 112-91 win over Detroit. Sunday’s game marks the end of Dallas’ four game road trip which included a 2 pt win over Philly and a 34-point loss to the Bucks.
You gotta watch the final minute of the Cavs/Warriors game.