Paul Pierce Calls Brooklyn Nets “Soft” Following Loss In Game 2
The rivalry against the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets seem to be growing by the minute after another exciting playoff game against the two that wasn’t resolved until the final seconds of the game.
Raptors evened the series at 1-1, as the man who was clutch in game one couldn’t bring that magic in game 2 after the 100-95 loss.
Pierce wasn’t happy about the game ending as he called the team “soft” after its frustrating loss.
“I thought guys stuck to their man individually for the most part and didn’t help one another and that is the big part of our defense,” Sink and shrinking the floor, locking down the paint, tonight too many touches for them in the paint, too many paint points, and we didn’t rebound.”
“We gave them everything they wanted, 50 points in the paint, and  offensive rebounds. We were a soft team tonight.”
By looking at the states Pierce isn’t exactly wrong about that either.
The team was out-rebounded 52-30, but had a chance to win because of the Raptors high turnover rate (20-10).
Nets will return to Brooklyn Friday, where the team will host its first playoff game this season at the Barclays Center.
Garnett is hoping that the city can match Toronto’s pride and intensity to make the arena a hostile environment, especially when Toronto’s GM Masai Uijiri singlehandedly sent some expletives over to the team.
“We know it’s going to be a rowdy environment, like it should be. I don’t know if you can say ‘F Brooklyn’ and then come into Brooklyn. So we’re about to see what it’s like.”
Ujiri was fined $25,000 by the NBA for its comments.
Source: ESPN New York