PHILADELPHIA – The Celtics will be changing their offensive game plan to generate more opportunities for captain Paul Pierce (knee sprain) when they meet the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
“Right now, he can’t get away from anybody, with his leg,” coach Doc Rivers said of Pierce. “Usually we don’t have to get a body off of him, he could shake the body on his own. Now, we are going to have to use him a lot like Ray [Allen], off screens, off posts.”
Rivers, talking before the team’s morning shootaround at the Wells Fargo Center, was asked what the Celtics needed to do to recapture momentum in the series, tied, 1-1: “Win – that’s the only way to get momentum back. Not by playing close games. You have to go in and earn it. I think they played better than us in both games – we won one. We have to go out and win tonight and that will change the momentum.”