|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
What do they say? Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice? You get the picture. When will this team get it together. When will they get a steak going. I think it needs to be now. Rondo's coming back, and I can't see a better time to get it going now. The elders had rest, and the team seems on the up side. Despite the disaster in Milwaukee.
"Overall, the last two games, I like where we're at," said Rivers. "But we've got to continue to do it. We've yet to be consistent, in my opinion. You can be consistent and lose a game, and I think Milwaukee was an example of that. I thought we played with the right spirit, but we just have to have that consistent effort."
I guess no lead is safe, and perhaps if Rondo played the Celtics would have beaten the Bucks. It was a back-to-back as well. If Rondo is ready to move on. I'll give it a shot. The Celtics have shown us amazing runs, and of course amazing losing streaks. The Celtics are an odd bunch. But they eventually show toughness, and desire to win. Rondo wanted 8-9 games in a row. Right now I'll take five to start.
"Well, I though the ball movement was better in some ways, but I don't know if it was smarter, necessarily," said Rivers. "You still want the ball in Rondo's hands. But I thought it allowed other guys to understand how important that is. And I think they saw that. There's always a positive in any negative, and you knew something good was going to happen. You knew more bad, not having him. But, overall, you can always get something out of it. When Kevin misses a game, Paul, you have to find something."
I think the Celtics need to build off of Green, and Lee. Those two guys seemed to step up big in Rondo's absence. They are key guys in the quest for banner 18, and maybe Rondo's two game banned will have a silver lining.
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