|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 15, 2013 at 6:00 AM|
The Celtics have won 8 out of their last 9 games. They have found something after losing three players for the entire season. They have banded together, and they believe that they can still win it all. Even if the goal is real or not. The Celtics will move on ,and get much needed rest. Pierce has been dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck, and this break is coming at the right time.
“The last two weeks it’s been better,” said the Celtics captain with a solemn nod, because winning always helps the pain.
When Pierce has went through slumps in the past couple of seasons. We come to find out that he's dealing with an injury of some kind. It does make sense.
Courtney Lee and Brandon Bass are both headed home to Orlando, where they reside during the offseason. Prior to Wednesday's win over the Bulls, Lee stressed the importance of the four-day break on the mind and the body.
"It's all of it," Lee said. "You've got the physical -- tough stretch, you've got a lot of games on the road, flights, practices everyday. So, it can wear on a player's body. So we get a break right then. Then we also get a break to get away from this injury spree that's going on. And then mentally, it's just relaxing and that does a lot for you."
Lee said he and Bass will likely see each other over the four-day span.
"Yeah (Bass) told me was going to hit me up," Lee said. "We're going to run into each other. We might go grab dinner, do something. We might hit up the gym at the same time, so I'll see him for sure.
"It's a good break for you," Lee said. "You can heal nagging injuries. That's pretty much it, healing nagging injuries, getting the rest, getting your legs back up under you, getting rejuvenated. It's like charging a battery."
The Celtics need a break much like other teams. But for this team it comes at the right time.