Lazy. Uninspired. Gutless. Pick a word to describe your 2009-10 Boston Celtics.
Less than 24 hours after Danny Ainge said he wouldn't be afraid to blow up this team in the off-season, the Celtics laid one of their biggest eggs of the season.
That new sign Doc posted in the locker room – "Individuals win games, but teams win titles" – apparently went unnoticed.
So how did the Nets do it? They were more aggressive. Period. The 41 to 11 advantage in free throws proves it.
Kevin Garnett may have played his best game this season – 26 points (12-16 FG), 9 rebounds. in 26 minutes. But the problem is, this team no longer feeds of him and his intensity.
Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 17 assists. Ray Allen struggled – 10 points on 3-11 FG.
The eternal optimist will say the Celtics can use this rock-bottom loss as motivation to turn things around. I say the Celtics are pretenders with zero chance of winning the championship.
Nets 104 – Celtics 96
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