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Reactions from the loss

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  June 4, 2010 01:07 AM

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Assorted quotes from the Celtics on the Game 1 loss to the Lakers.

Doc Rivers on the foul trouble the Celtics got into:

"I thought the fouls were called because they were more physical. I thought the Lakers were clearly the more physical team today. I thought they were more aggressive. I thought they attacked us the entire night, and you know, I've always thought the team that is the most aggressive gets better calls. That's just human nature."

Paul Pierce on giving up 100 points:

"We take a lot of pride. You saw it in guys' faces, you heard it, from reactions after the game, just how guys felt. It wasn't a typical loss locker room. There was some angry people in there and they showed us. But that's just the pride. The guys in there got pride and don't want to lose the way we did. We can deal with losing because it's part of the game, you lose games, you win games. But you can't deal with it when you lose the way we did. We're down 20, they beat us to the hustle plays. That don't sit well with me at all."

Rajon Rondo on Game 2:

"Obviously, game 2 is very important for us. Try to come out here and get the split now. We don't want to go back home down 0-2 and giving them the opportunity to try to sneak one of their games in Boston and then come back here with two games to close out. We definitely want to try to get the split and go back home with three games to get back in the series."

Kendrick Perkins on the lack of intensity:

"I don't know. It's hard to say. I mean, their intensity wasn't missing. They had the same layoff as us. I don't know what to say; I just think they wanted it more and they came out and showed it."

Ray Allen on how the fouls affected the team:

"We never got a run. Even after halftime ... going into the half they went on a run ... four or five minutes (left) in the second quarter we still had a game going -- it could have gone either way. But we didn't take care of business."

Glen Davis on the importance of rebounding:

"We've got to have the will to get the offensive rebounds. We've got to have the rebounds, point blank, and we didn't do that. That kind of dictated the game, and the points in the paint -- they've been doing a really good job of that since the playoffs started. We've got to stop that. Our bigs -- we're capable enough of doing that. We just didn't do that tonight."
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