Rasheed: ‘I Didn’t Come Here for the Regular Season’

by May 14, 2010

Last night, Wallace was only too happy to remind everyone that his epic regular season struggles were by design. Something his coach grudgingly agreed with. The Boston Herald has the quotes: “The plan has never changed for Rasheed Wallace. He was just warming up during the regular season. ‘This is why I came here,’ he said last night after the Celtics’ series-clinching 94-85 win over Cleveland in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. ‘I didn’t come here for the regular season.’ The proof is in the fact that though the backup center had a fine night with 13 points that included 2-for-4 shooting from downtown, but his blocked shot, three rebounds and two steals were just as big. Coach Doc Rivers, sometimes out of frustration, said at several points this season that he has heard Wallace is supposed to be a big-game player. Last night, asked if he now understands why, the Celtics coach shook his head in relief. ‘I do understand now,’ said Rivers. ‘He was great in this series overall. He got into this series emotionally, and that was great for the fans to see.’”