Find more ‘grit”
Along the line of embracing the underdog role, Paul Pierce echoed a sentiment Kevin Garnett made famous in last season’s playoffs when he was talking about the Celtics’ win over the Heat Sunday.
“This game tonight was won with our grit,” Pierce said.
Perhaps he was referring to the same “grit” Garnett mentioned when he was asked to describe how the Celtics won a particular playoff game and he responded “with grit and balls.” There’s no doubt the Celtics have it and can tap into it, as evidenced by victories over the Thunder, Nets, and Knicks.
But equally mysterious are losses to the Kings, Hornets, and Pistons. Did the grit run dry those days?