Though Kevin Garnett characterized Boston’s 92-85 win at Detroit Saturday evening — a rematch for the two best teams in the East, if not the entire league — as “no statement…they beat us, we beat them, nothing more, nothing less”, some members of the Pistons felt the Celtics were a little too pumped up over their latest accomplishment. From the Detroit Free Press’ Krista Jahnke.
The Celtics made quite a show of their win, with Paul Pierce yelling that the Celtics are the best team in the league, with several Celtics “popping” their jerseys, and, according to an ESPN.com report, with forward James Posey yelling to courtside fans, “Thanks for coming” and a mocking “Deeeee-troit basketball.”
In the Pistons’ locker room, that display was met with some smirks.
“They’re acting like they won the title,” forward Amir Johnson said.
Point guard Chauncey Billups took it one step further.
“They’re a little more happy than I know we were when we won our game out there,” Billups said. “It was just like a regular game for us with two good teams playing. They were kind of playing like it’s the Super Bowl, man.
“It’s just a regular game with two good teams playing. There was probably a little more at stake for them and their psyche than there was for us. But they won. It’s cool.”
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