|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM|
"It's a fine balance and I think [coach] Doc [Rivers] understands, especially with the older guys, who've got a lot more miles under their belt that know the things you need to do, even on the off days and coming back here the next day to practice and be ready," said Pierce, who noted he got in light shooting and some weight work on Sunday. "We've practiced so many times, we've played so many games at this point, you should be in a good enough rhythm, you should know when to get your rest and when to get in the gym, and I think as veterans we understand that, so it doesn't bother us to have a couple days of rest."
"[Practices are] very important. When you’re gaining chemistry and you’re gaining timing and everything, new guys coming in, you need these practices," said Garnett. "Although, I will say days off are great, practices are essential."