After practice Sunday, Celtics Coach Ime Udoka spoke to the media about the possibility of completing a sweep in Brooklyn Monday night:
“I’m the guy that will never count something being done until it’s done. Ray Allen hit a shot to take away a championship ring my first year as a coach [as an assistant with the Spurs in 2012-13], and so that’s always in my mind… one thing can happen to flip a series, and you don’t want to be on the wrong end of that.”
Udoka also shared the slow-churning ‘one game at a time’ mentality that he instills into the minds of his players.
“Our message is ‘enjoy what you’re doing, but do it better.’ When it’s all done, we’ll enjoy it for a second and move on to the next one. That’s our mentality. One game at a time. One quarter at a time. One play at a time. Don’t look at the big picture.”
Udoka and the Celtics will get a chance to move forward in the bigger picture tonight, as they’ll head to Brooklyn with hopes of completing the series sweep over the Nets.