Doc: 'In a lot of ways, we love being here'
MIAMI -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said at this morning’s shootaround that all of his players were ready to go for tonight’s Game 7 against the Heat.
His take on the do-or-die showdown in Miami didn’t change much from his assessment yesterday or after his team’s Game 6 loss.
"They've been in this situation but they've never been in this situation against this team,” Rivers said at the morning shootaround. "So, every Game 7 is different, every game is different, honestly. You just have to prepare your best. You have to try and figure how much information to give them and how much is too much, and walk the right line.
"It's always nicer to have it at home, clearly. But let's be honest, if you had told me before the playoffs started you could have a Game 7 to decide to go to the finals, we'd have taken it and wouldn't have cared where you played it. In a lot of ways, we love being here."
Paul Pierce was not spotted on the floor just prior to the shootaround, but Rivers said he was just getting his normal treatment. Pierce has been hobbled by a strained MCL in his knee but hasn’t missed any time in the playoffs. He has struggled offensively in the team’s last two games, just 10 for 37 from the floor (21 percent).
Ray Allen was the only key player who talked at the morning shootaround, telling reporters he wasn’t thinking about whether this could be the Big Three’s final game together.
The Celtics are 4-2 in Game 7s during the Big Three era, but 0-1 on the road.
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