â€œI think itâ€™s tough at home for younger players because the fans and everyone is there watching, and they want to play so perfect,â€ West said. â€œYou donâ€™t want to make any mistakes in front of the home crowd. And Bostonâ€™s a tough crowd. Guys tend to tighten up a little bit and donâ€™t play as freely. Theyâ€™re afraid to make mistakes. On the road, we understand itâ€™s just us, and we donâ€™t worry about mistakes. When weâ€™re playing free like that, weâ€™re a better team.
Oh well.Â Time to grow up and play in front of any kind of crowd guys.
Cheap Seater slandman33 had some thoughts on this phenomenon as well.
Speaking of homes, I found it interesting thatÂ Doc confirmed yesterday that he was not going to make any home purchases in Boston until the offseason while denying rumors of an offered buyout.
Rivers doesnâ€™t want to get into the subject, but with just a year left on his contract after this, it is fair to assume he would need some assurance from the club that heâ€™d be staying longer before moving his family up from Florida.