If the game turns ugly, there’s a question of whether these Celtics will pack it in, ending a season in which they’ve been written off largely since Rajon Rondo suffered a season-ending knee injury.
“That drove us from the beginning,” Bradley said of the doubts. “Nobody had us winning. A lot of people said that they would sweep us.”
And now that very well could happen.
But for the Celtics, all that matters, in what could be the end, is themselves and the game.
“You have to focus on the single game,” Rivers said. “You can’t win four without winning one.”
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