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Here comes the “fired up” stuff again

RedsArmyAdmin January 13, 2011 Uncategorized 7 Comments

After the Celtics clobbered the helpless Kings at the TD Garden, the Celtics were about as chatty as a teenager at a parent’s book club. Paul Pierce breezed past reporters out the door, Shaquille O’Neal and Ray Allen never stepped in the locker room after Doc Rivers’ postgame comments.

So it left players like Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson and Davis to do the talking. Daniels seemed OK with it, but Davis and Robinson were obviously not thrilled. This on a night when the team won by 24 points and the line of questioning wouldn’t exactly be something out of Chazz Palminteri in the “The Usual Suspects.”

But, give them credit, Davis and Robinson spoke, but by doing so said some unnerving things about how the Celtics are trending in the dog days of winter.

“We’ve been really struggling on the defensive end going against other teams and not taking them seriously,” said Davis. “We took these guys seriously in the second half.”

Robinson said the team needs to be “fired up” – and indication perhaps the team has not been so “fired up” in recent weeks.

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We heard all this stuff last year too.  "We've got to take teams more seriously… blah blah blah"

Are we going to go through this one more time?  I mean… I'm not worried if the C's slip to 2nd… even 3rd in the conference.  But we can't sleepwalk through another 3 months and then try to turn it on again, can we? 

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  • green8teen

    yes, we can
    …but no, we shouldn’t.

  • Dude

    Amen.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    the answer is yes
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=18447
    good article
    Steeler or Ravens , Pats or Jets????????

  • Lee in Oregon

    The “sleepwalking” thing bothers me, but at least they’re not blowing leads like last year. The competition is gonna be tougher this year too….does anyone really want a game 7 on the road again?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    I truly see things really starting to click end of this month. These guys have just not had enough continuity as far as lineups. With all the injuries, it’s tough for guys to gel as good as we want them to. This team likes a challenge. Point blank. I know it stinks, and I don’t like it either, but the 2010-11 Celts do get bored and let their guard down w/the lower-echelon teams. Come end of this month, Perk & Ticket will be back, & Delonte should be close. And the schedule gets intense: West-Coast trip, Lakers twice, Dallas, Magic, Heat etc. That is when this team will truly peak and really get some stability lineup-wise..I guarantee it.

  • Mileke

    I agree with KWAPT, things have gotten a little out of wack, but playin .500 ball for the rest of the season? I dont think thats going to happen, and I truly believe we can finish 1st, but we’ll take 2nd or 3rd!

  • Viva

    They’ll be just fine. No doubt.