|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 29, 2013 at 3:05 AM|
The Celtics have adopted one trait from the past era, and that's losing leads. Thankfully the Celtics have held onto a good chunk of these games, like the 103-100 win Saturday over Cleveland. It's NBA basketball, losing leads is something that a lot of teams do, or at least teams that are not contending.
Stevens mentioned that the Celtics needs to find the balance. The Celtics had previously let go of a 21-point lead while losing
to the Detroit Pistons and an 18-point lead in falling to the Washington
Wizards last week at the Garden. Stevens mentioned that the C's play with a lack of maturity when the game matters, and at the same time they do need to play freely. The messed up balance is something you get with a young team, even more so with Rondo's leadership not on the floor.
"I was telling [team president] Rich Gotham it should have been promoted as part of our holiday [ticket] package: 'Every game is an adventure,'" deadpanned Stevens after the Celtics almost gave away a 22-point lead before fending off the Cleveland Cavaliers at the finish line of a 103-100 triumph in a Saturday matinee at TD Garden.
"And that would have been, you know, Green Runs Deep, hashtag Every Game is an Adventure," cracked Stevens, referring to the team's 2013-14 slogan Green Runs Deep, which is often attached in hashtag form to its tweets. "That would be a great thing to promote. Maybe we can work on that. Can we get that on the website?"