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you know? I had a conga line in my office today. That’s great. Guys
want to do the right thing. I don’t think we have bad guys on our team.
I know we don’t. But we have to do them. And we keep talking about,
‘You’re right, and we’re going to do it.’ But we’re not doing it.”
“I think when you have a veteran team there’s several pitfalls,”
Rivers said. “One, you’re a veteran team. Two, ‘We’ll turn it on.’
Well, I don’t buy into that. I never have.
“Three, leaning back on your past success. Your past success is no
guarantee to future success, and I think this team leans back too far
on what they’ve done. And we’ve got to get to work on what we’re going
“We have to get back to work. We have to get back to that workman’s
mentality. We have to get back to wanting to be the best defensive team
in the NBA. We have to get back to executing better.
“We can’t just keep relying on guys coming back off of injury. That
has thrown us off a little bit because of lack of practice time and all
that, but I think that’s become an excuse around here. We’re not going
to allow that. We can’t allow that.”
It's time for Apollo Creed. He's the only man that can save this team. Doc's quotes about "workman's mentality" and wanting to be the best defensive team equate to one thing – Eye of the Tiger. Out west, Doc needs to have the entire team run sprints on the beach and awkwardly hug one another when it's over.
On Page 2, the Lakers are so good, they can win without Kobe and Bynum.
had 21 points, 19 rebounds, eight assists and five blocked shots to
lead five players in double figures, and Los Angeles beat the San Antonio Spurs 101-89 Monday night as Bryant missed his second consecutive game with a sore left ankle.
Andrew Bynum sat out with a bruised right hip.In their absences, the Lakers used a collective effort to win in their final home game before this weekend's All-Star break.
Ron Artest added 18 points, Lamar Odom 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Farmar and Derek Fisher had 13 each."
Sorry to tout the Lakers success, but there really wasn't any more relevant Celtics news out there.
The rest of the links:
Globe – They Have Hit a Switch | Big 3 Final Stand? | Herald – Trip Can Put Green on Feet | Trading Ray the Only Hope | Celtics Hub – Does Daniels Solve Turnover Crisis? | WEEI – Let's Make a Deal | Pitfalls of Coaching a Veteran Team | ESPN Boston – Can Celtics Be Fixed? |