Celtics 83, Hawks 80.
"Thank you to their owner for giving me some extra gas tonight," Garnett said. "My only advice to him is next time he opens his mouth to know what he's talking about with X's and O's versus checkbooks and bottom lines."
"At least we don't have to travel," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who had hoped to be playing a day or two later. "I'd rather be going to Game 1 here than Game 7 in Atlanta."
"I just found that comment to be a little rude and a little out of hand, and I wanted to address it," he said. "Just because you've got a lot of money doesn't mean you can open your mouth." Garnett said.
"The one thing about the Celtics is those guys know how to win," Williams said. "After winning (Game 5) down in Atlanta with our backs against the wall, we knew it was going to be tough coming up here. I thought we did a really good job putting ourselves in position to win down the stretch."
Sixers 79, Bulls 78.
"I don't know how we won this game," coach Doug Collins said.
"I thought we had more than enough to win with," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I'm disappointed in the loss but I'm not disappointed in our team."
"I expect him to come out and play with the tenacity that he's known for," Bryant said. "He's the one guy that I can rely on night in and night out to compete and play hard and play with a sense of urgency and play with no fear. So, I'm looking forward to having him by my side again."
"I talked with Pau a little bit after the game; I'll speak with Andrew, too," about performing better both physically and mentally in Game 7, Bryant said
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