Paul Pierce may end up taking some heat for the following quote, but he shouldn’t. In context, Pierce was speaking more about his own team’s goals than any deficiencies Cleveland might have.
“I’m really not that proud of this,” said Pierce. “Because our goal is to win a championship. We didn’t say we were going to come into this year and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs. Our goal is a championship. We can be excited for one night, winning a game and a series, but I don’t look at this like it made our season. The only thing that’s going to make our season is winning a championship. We have those type of goals around here. You look at some teams, they get moral victories for hanging around in a series or winning one series. Not here in Boston. We get excited when we put that banner up.”