“Sometimes it takes games like this to get you out of a rut,” said Pierce, who had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, and 7 turnovers. “I’m happy the way we fought back.
“We could’ve tanked it in. It seemed like we were mentally fatigued, physically fatigued, and we just somehow found a way.
“Regardless of Cleveland’s record, these type of wins can really pull you together, especially this late in the season.”
A win that can pull you together.
Such a phrase was fitting Wednesday night, when Green won before the man who pulled his life back together, giving Green another chance at everything.
“I’m thankful, man,” Green said. “I’m thankful to have him, the way he performed his procedure. I’m lucky to be back on the court – and I owe it all to him.”