|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 10, 2012 at 9:15 PM|
Doc was on the court barking at his team multiple times, but it was on def ears. Winning last night was important, because the Celtics can play like their feet are stuck in the snow in a second game of a back-to-back. Rivers lost his cool in the first half, and you just don't see that from MR. Cool. The important thing was Doc remained in the game without being kicked out by the refs. He didn't blame the refs. He did exactly what he should of, and that was hold his team accountable. Rondo was late to the party, and it was far too late for the C's to recover. The Celtics couldn't get over the ten point hump after trailing by 16 points in the first quarter. At the half the Celtics had the Raptors lead down to seven, but the game wouldn't really get closer than that.
I don't know what to make of this game right now. Was it simply the second game of a back-to-back? Did it have something to do with the emotinal loss last night? Was it Rondo giving up? It's starting to look like Rondo is taking a cue from Lebron James in his last playoff series with Cleveland. He's not engaged on the floor with this team. Ronodo had 7 assists, and 5 turnovers.That's in 40 minutes. Doc should have went with Bradley maybe? He sparked the first half run for the CELTICS. Garnett looked solid tonght with 17 points for the Celtics off of 6/9 shooting. The Celtics find themselves in a hole once again, and it could get much deeper in the coming weeks if they don't figure things out.