Yikes. That’s the team’s goal, according to Paul Pierce (via ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg):
“We set a goal of winning every game before the All-Star break,” said Pierce. “It’ll be nice to get everybody back into it. We’ve played pretty much the whole season without a healthy [roster]. We’ll get everybody back and get rolling. It’s a long NBA season.”
For the record, the C’s have eight games before the All-Star break, including six against winning teams and the next three against Orlando (on the road), Atlanta (road) and the Lakers (at home).
So, yeah…the chances of living up to Pierce’s goal are slim. But I like the attitude.
Doc’s perspective on the next three games is the healthier one:
“You want to win them and they’re special games because they’re against good teams, which makes it a lot of fun,” said Rivers. “Having said that, you can’t use it as a measuring stick, at least I can’t, because you don’t know what those other teams are going through. The Lakers might be on a long road trip, or Orlando could be playing well — or not playing well — and same with Atlanta.
“In the playoffs, you’re getting the best of that opponent,” Rivers said, adding that this stretch is a measuring stick “for this moment, maybe this month, but it won’t matter when you get to the playoffs.”