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In case you missed it, there was a funny moment during the Celtics’ game last Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. Head coach Brad Stevens grabbed the basketball after it bounced to him, and momentarily looked ready to launch a three-pointer just for fun. He did have a clean look. But ultimately he stopped himself.

Stevens reacted to the moment during Tuesday’s call with Zolak and Bertrand on 98.5 The Sports Hub. After they refreshed his memory, he explained that he was concerned about giving up points by getting called for a technical foul. But he did make some tongue-in-cheek jokes about it.

“It was a clear missed opportunity,” Stevens deadpanned. “The difference between me and the Utah Jazz is, they don’t hesitate. I hesitated. I was soft. I passed up an opportunity. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

“If you had told me at the end of the game that we would’ve lost by five, then I probably would’ve let that thing fly, because I wouldn’t have been as worried about them calling a delay of game or a tech.”

You can watch Stevens’ near-three-point shot in the above video, and listen below for the full interview with Zolak and Bertrand.

Listen to Zolak and Bertrand weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub.