"I thought Houston was pretty much the last straw for us. That's why
we decided to go out after that game and talk about it," explained
Pierce, as Kevin
Garnett nodded in affirmation at their joint postgame news
conference following Sunday's 117-113 triumph over the Cleveland
Cavaliers at the TD Garden.
"We said, 'If we're going to go anywhere [in the postseason], we gotta
be the leaders.' The other guys have to step up also, and we don't want
to take anything away from [Rajon] Rondo and [Kendrick
Perkins], but we have to go out there and be consistent, on a
night-in and night-out basis."
I'm all for it… so long as they're leading by example. As in… not taking plays off… not trying to do it all by themselves… not bitching and moaning whenever something doesn't go wrong.
Yes, this team will only go as far as the Big 3 takes it. I just want the Big 3 to know that they are asking for the added scrutiny and spotlight. The team's failings are now going to be ALL on them. When this team falls asleep in the 4th quarter… it's got to be on the Big 3 to wake them the hell up… not settle for jump shots.
Just sayin' boys… this is going to be a tough postseason. You have your work cut out for you.