The Hawks weren't making excuses for all their injuries and neither were their fans (the hawks do have fans right?)
I applaud pierce for downplaying his injury, but let's be honest, Pierce has been inconsistent all season, it's pretty rare that he strings together 2-3 games in a row where he plays at an all star level.. KG and Rondo have been the most consistent .. allen and pierce not so consistent.... in pierce's defense he does go inside all the time and just doens't get the foul calls he deserves when you compare him to kobe, lebron, melo, wade, etc. -- i blame David stern for that and yes i do think there is a conspiracy..
By the way, Brandon Bass is being exposed as the overrated player that he is in this series.. yes he had a nice regular season but that's because he always had wide open jumpers.. the guy has absolutely ZERO moves and doesn't rebound or defend particularly well either.. yes Big baby was a royal pain in the ass with an overinflated ego and a bad attitude.. and im still mad at him for missing 22 games for breaking his hand punching a friend of his, but im not buying all this hype about bass being the superior player overall...
I knew the hawks would be dangerous and i was afraid that the celtics would overlook them as well as all the analysts out there.. Give credit to Larry Drew, this guy is an underrated coach and in my opinion probably should have finished a little ahead of doc in the coach of the year voting.. I pray that the celtics will be able to close this out in Game 6 but i have a feeling this series is going to 7 games..