Doc Rivers instructed the team to foul someone on the Bulls before they could attempt a three-pointer at the end of the first overtime, according to the AP (via the Globe). Here’s the Quote of the Day:
“We always foul, but even when you screw it up, they’ve still got to hit the shot and Ben Gordon made a hell of a shot,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.
So there’s your answer to Bryan Roy’s post earlier this evening.
Some other quotes on what’s quickly become an Instant Classic first-round series:
Ben Gordon: “Everybody I’m talking to is saying this is the most exciting series that they’re watching right now.”
Derrick Rose, via ESPN.com: “Everybody’s making a big shot,” said Rose. “Big shot after big shot.”
The ever-quotable Doc: “Maybe we like Chicago a lot,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who was born and raised here. “Maybe we want to come back. The pizza’s frickin’ good.”
The Captain, ready to move on: “In the playoffs you’ve got to learn how to forget quick.”
Doc sums up Game 4 in seven words: ”We had this one,” said Rivers. “They did too.”