The road locker room in Miami was a quiet place last night. Our Boston Celtics have now fallen-into a 2-0 hole against the Heat. As the media mentions to KG during postgame, this is the first time since 2004 the C's have gone down 2 games to none in a playoff series. Pierce seems the most optimistic-something you expect from your captain. KG is to the point-"do or die" he says, and Rondo comes off as perturbed and even a bit distracted. Here are some of Chris Forsberg's locker room clips from Tuesday night:
KG: "We at 80-80, great position to be at on the road, and they went on like a 12-0 run-you know. That can't happen."
Rondo: "I don't know, I mean, we getting good looks, a couple layups down the stretch we missed them-we missed alot of layups actually. Wide-open shots we're missing…"
Pierce: "The one part that's really killing us in finishing-up quarters. They're going on a 5, 6-0 run at the end of quarters.."
This team is hard to gauge right now. This is obviously the first, true adversity they've faced since the big shake-up after the all-star break. Sure, the Knicks gave them a scare the first 2 games of that series, but this is much different. I'm not one of these guys that's going to blame Ainge or "the trade." But the moves he made were very risky chemistry-wise so late in the year. We will truly see what kind of bond these guys have and how much they trust each other this weekend at the Garden. As KG said; "do or die…"