Despite this play, the Celtics didn’t exactly bring their ‘A’ effort yesterday. According to Doc Rivers, “I told our guys I thought overall it was probably our worst defensive effort in three, four years as far as overall effort.”
Rivers apparently, like me, attempted to wipe the latter part of last season out of his memory. Because there’s no way last night’s loss equaled the embarrassing 104-96 loss to the previously 5-52 New Jersey Nets. No way.
At the same time, last night’s effort cannot be excused. Snap out of it, Celtics. Please.