Lakers forward Pau Gasol, on his team’s motivation for winning Game 5:
“I know I didn’t want to see the Celtics celebrating in my home floor with champagne and all that crap,” said Gasol. “I definitely didn’t want to see that.”
“When it comes to reviewing my play tonight, I really felt like it was garbage,” said Garnett. “I really felt like I was selfish and being competitive one-on-one with Pau in the match-up instead of actually taking a breath and taking a step back and playing defense from a more sound and mental standpoint.
“I’m not perfect, I’ll try to get better and try to apply the things I didn’t do tonight to the next game.”