Doc Rivers said he hopes the Celtics take their Game 6 loss to the Heat personally. It appears they did.
"We got into the locker room after the game and collectively everybody talked about being better," Ray Allen said. "We talked about the things we needed to do. There was a great sense of disappointment amongst everybody — anger. But I know my guys will be ready next game."
The Celtics were outmatched in Game 6, falling behind early and never really getting it going as LeBron James showed exactly why he was named the league's MVP. But even despite Boston trailing by more than 20 points late in the fourth quarter, the C's fans that stuck around started chanting "Let's go Celtics" in an effort to send the team off to Miami on a positive note.
"Kevin was sitting next to me, and I said these — I know I'm biased — but they're the best fans I've ever played in front of or ever seen in my life," Allen said. "They understand the situation that is before us, and we understand it. And that was basically them sending us off, letting us know, hey, this is still well and alive. We need you guys to go down there and get a win for us. We all felt it on the bench."
The Celtics and Heat will square off in a decisive Game 7 on Saturday.
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