INDIANAPOLIS — Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talked about sweeping the Indiana Pacers in 4 games. Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals, and will likely face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, who lead their series with the Detroit Pistons 3-0. CLNS Media has you covered.
STEVENS ON CLOSE OUT:
“You have to earn it every time [you play them],” he told reporters.
“When you get into the playoffs, if you take your foot off the gas at any point in time, you’re in trouble.
“I appreciate the fact the way that our guys play, especially late in games. The way they executed all the way through.
“We can still get a little bit better in the middle of the game. But we’re happy to win the series. We thought it was going to be really tough coming in. Like I said all along, [the Pacers] are a physically tough team that I think plays basketball the right way and I appreciate them for that.”