"We have to play him short minutes, short spurts,"
said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "That's all you can do. It's not going to
get any better at this point."
The 6-foot-10 big man played
nearly 19 lackluster minutes in Tuesday's 91-84 Game Three loss, scoring
just two points on 1-for-5 shooting.
"He's struggling," Rivers
admitted. "His back is killing him, but he's just trying to do what he
does. We understand that."
I don't know how many times I've called for Sheed to come in to face Gasol and provide the length the C's need to cover him effectively… but he just can't do it.
So doesn't it figure that after going all season without feeling like we needed Sheed in the lineup, his absence now could be a key factor that swings this series one way or other?