The Celtics seemed lifeless out there at times last night. Part of it was the Pistons defense… part of it was a flat out lack of energy and execution. And while I understand that Sam Cassell's experience allows him to handle the pressure well… We really could have used Eddie House's energy for a few minutes.
I fully understand the reasons for not playing Eddie against the Pistons. Chauncey Billups, Rodney Stuckey and Lindsay Hunter could make things difficult for Eddie. But what Eddie can do is be a caffeine jolt to a lifeless team. How about cutting Ray Allen's minutes down from 35 to 30… and Sam's minutes down from 17 to 12. There's 10 minutes right there where Eddie could help force the issue and maybe wake a couple of guys up.
You guys know me… I think Doc gets unfairly criticized for a lot of things… but you've got to see that your guys are struggling to find a spark. You've got a spark plug guy in Eddie House just sitting there… why not give him a few minutes to see if he can help? Could things have gotten any worse?
Speaking of Doc… WithMalice is making the argument for canning him. I disagree with many of the points… but many of you might not.