Sorry to dump a load on you this morning while you're eating your breakfast. Just felt the above photo was the best way to represent the Celtics loss to the Warriors. Everything seemed fine in the first half (what I witnessed before passing out falling asleep), but apparently Doc knew his team wasn't going to finish strong:
"I was worried at halftime when I saw we were shooting 56 [percent] and they were shooting 39 and it was a 12-point game," Rivers said. "I was completely concerned about it. … Once they start making shots, it's tough to turn them off, and we couldn't make anything."
A quick glance of the box score reveals some alarming stats: 23 turnovers, 31 fouls, Ray Allen's 7 points and 6 fouls, and KG's 4 rebounds. On the bright side, Rajon Rondo nearly had his second triple double – 11 pts, 10 reb and 9 assists.
For some reason, the Celtics have trouble in Golden St. They've lost 5 straight there.
Don't sweat the back-to-back losses. Last year in mid-January, the 29-3 Celtics lost 3-out-of-4 games (to the Wizards twice and Bobcats) after a big win in Detroit.
Here's what Perk had to say about his sore shoulder:
"I'm just going off feel right now," said Perkins, who played in Boston's first 30 games. "I probably could play if it was the playoffs or something. It's a back-to-back. I just felt like I needed to have a few days to rest. It's a little sore more than anything. It's nothing serious."
As for the Celtics quest to add another body, Doc Rivers told Steve Bulpett that Mutombo isn't coming to Boston. But Joe Smith (playing for OKC) and Alonzo Mourning (free-agent) remain options.
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Since I'm not in the mood to post cheerleader pics, here are some photos from last night's debacle in Oakland. The expression on Pierce's face in the first one pretty much sums up the night.