|Posted by Morena on January 6, 2014 at 4:45 AM|
It’s been a tough stretch.
I didn’t have the chance to write about the previous two games, but looking at the box score, there’s not much to say. Anyone remember when I wrote that post on the learning curve at the beginning of the season? Well, this is the part when we fall, and we just keep falling. As usual, I can just try to understand what’s going on from the box score, and when I do that, I feel like I’m looking at a pretty good machinery overall, but that the pieces that compose it, just don’t seem to work all together. We have some good performance about one or two guys from the starting five unit, and a couple of guys off the bench, but nothing more.
And I don’t even feel like there’s something to say about last night box score: good game from Green, Bradley and Crawford, while Humphries really helped off the bench, together with Kelly. Other than that, everybody else really struggled shooting the ball, we gave up way too many turnovers, and some guys were in foul trouble too early, with Sully eventually fouling out in the fourth.
As Shawn wrote in a post of a couple of days ago, it’s a tough situation, and it’s going to get worse. Our schedule won’t help us, and I think that when a young team enter in a sort of downward spiral like the one we’re in right now, they need some time to sort things out. The guys must be pretty frustrated right now, and this make things even worse.
What I think is that in fact, we are a pretty good machinery, but we just miss the core piece that make everything work in perfect symphony. It won’t be easy when Rondo will be back at first, but I really believe in him, and in the ability of Brad Stevens to find what this team need right now. As a fan, I’m willing to keep grinding with my team and fight through adversity. What I ask for is just for them to not give up: as long as they fight, I’ll be proud of them, and I know there are some warrior in our team.
Winning after a hard time, feels great.
Better times will come, and I will be there to cheer for MY team.
Let’s go Celtics