In the fourth quarter of the Celtics' Game 5 showdown with the Lakers Sunday night, Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson was caught by ABC telling his team during a timeout regarding the Celts: "This team has lost more games in the fourth quarter than anybody in the NBA. They know how to lose in the fourth quarter. They're just showing us that now."
When asked about the comment, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, "He's right. As a coach you can tell your team whatever you can to get him going. We didn't hear it and it didn't affect us."