"It's continuing to grow, it's continuing to grow," said Paul Pierce of the season. "Just trying to keep building."
"Gutsy, gutsy," echoed Kevin Garnett. "We fought for 48 minutes. When we had to execute and get a bucket, I thought we did a good job of that. I thought S-dot played very aggressive and set the tone ... he and Joe."
"We were very resilient," said Joe Johnson. "I thought guys fought, man, to go out the whole game."