sharp off-the-mark shooter Jason Terry refused to comment on the elbow thrown by punk JR Smith during last night’s game. Terry had this to say about the Celtics “fight:”
“We’ve just got to fight harder than what we’ve been doing,” Terry said. “I mean, they’re outworking us. You can see it on the tape. Their energy is much better than ours. Offensively, their offense is running much more fluid and smooth, and they know what they want to do. They’re very determined. The only way we can deter them is to come out and fight and be aggressive, which I have no doubt in my mind that we’ve got fight in us.”
Terry, who started in place of Brandon Bass on Friday to give the Celtics an extra ball handler beside Avery Bradley, finished with 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting, but was as guilty as the rest of his teammates of missing open looks at the basket. While the point-blank misses have the C’s a bit mystified right now, Terry vowed to shrug off the disappointment of Friday and gear up for Sunday.
“When you get your butt kicked like they’ve been doing to us the last week or so and you’re seeing the same team everyday, you’re going to get tired of it, or you’re going to lay down,” Terry said. “I’m tired of it.
“I’m coming out with something. I’m going to come out with the heart, the passion, the energy that’s needed to get a win. We have to do that collectively. One man’s not going to be able to provide that. It has to be a collective unit and we’ve got to get it done together.”
This Celtics team excels at saying the right thing. It’s too bad their play falls far short of their words. I’m still in shock at the way they are going out; like a bunch of wussies.
FWIW – I’m expecting the Knicks to close out the series on Sunday.