Ok, there's no such thing as a truely "good" loss (even when you are playing for lottery balls that may or may not deliver you a savior). Still, Pierce was looking for silver linings.
"Maybe it's good for us," Pierce theorized after the game. "You can always learn from a bad win. You can also learn from a bad loss."
Here are some bright sides to the hicup in the Garden last night.
- Talk of historic pace and challenging records goes on hold (for now)
- It didn't take long for me to get a partial answer to my question
- The team was humbled - perhaps they needed it after such an emotional win against Detroit
- Nobody really thinks much less of the Celtics, this will rightfully be viewed as a letdown game
- If last night were a more important game, both Ray Allen and Big Baby would have played
- Instead, both got some extra needed rest (Ray because he's older and Baby because of the dreaded "rookie wall")
- Hey, Detroit lost too (though to a much better team)