Ray Allen and Paul Pierce Say They Prefer the Quick Turnaround Between Series

by May 27, 2012

After grinding out a win during Saturday night’s Game 7, the Celtics are immediately off to South Florida, where they’ll take on the Miami Heat Monday night. Talk about a short turnaround. But according CSNNE, a couple of Boston vets don’t mind: “The Celtics won Game 7 against the 76ers on Saturday evening. They will fly to Miami Sunday morning and play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night. ‘It’s a quick turnaround, but I kind of like it that way,’ Pierce said following the Celtics clinching 85-75 win. ‘It keeps us in rhythm, it keeps us playing. We’re an older team so we don’t want to sit around for too long. You know we like the fact that we usually go right into it. We have tomorrow off, we’ll probably watch some film, go over scouting reports, shootaround on Monday, and that’s it.’ The Heat have not played since Thursday, when they knocked out the Indiana Pacers in Game 6. They have had time to return home, get settled in, and begin preparations for the next round. … ‘I prefer it myself,’ said Ray Allen. ‘We get back to business. We have a day to rest and then we’re back out there playing. At this point, everybody’s going to be what they’re going to be. You’re going to be tired or you’re going to be fatigued or whatever it is. We have to continue to take the rhythm that we have and now we have to change it and reconfigure how we think defensively and what we run offensively. The series changes. We don’t have a lot of time, but we have veteran players that know how to adjust to a new series.'”