Paul Pierce: ‘This is not a basketball game, this is religion’

Paul Pierce, a Hall of Fame Boston Celtics wing, witnessed the Celtics’ improbable Game 5 win over Miami as Boston inched closer to breaking one of the more durable records in NBA history — overcoming a 0-3 series deficit in the postseason. Pierce said, ‘This is not a basketball game. This is religion.’

The Celtics certainly seemed to touch God a few times on Thursday night, the offense humming like a finely-tuned engine bolted onto a chassis of elite defense that served as the foundation not only for the win, but for the confidence that made it possible. ‘Their backs are against the wall, then they respond,’ opined Pierce. ‘That’s how it’s been all season long. I’m not surprised they’re in this spot. I’m a little surprised they went down 3-0, but they always play well when they’re in this position.’

Source: Yahoo Sports

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