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Brad Stevens is one of the coolest customers when it comes to head coaches in the NBA.
So it comes as no surprise that the Boston Celtics coach is not going to overreact to his squad falling to 1-5 in the postseason after it absorbed a 116-86 whipping by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
After the loss, which whittled Boston’s lead to 2-1 in the series, Stevens was asked if the struggles on the road is something the Celtics are thinking about.
“In my 11 years as a head coach, I probably haven’t talked about road and home five times with our team,” he said. “If you start talking about that, you find excuses in both places.”
The Celtics are a perfect 9-0 at home in these playoffs.
Boston went an outstanding 28-13 away from TD Garden during the regular season.
“They took it to us,” Stevens said of the Cavaliers on Saturday night. “Point blank: They just outplayed us.”