|Posted by Morena on January 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM|
If I’m not wrong, it was mid-December when I said that winning a couple of games, our record could be even. Now, it seems like a life time ago. Tonight, we’re in the middle of our road trip on the west coast, and our team looks like a carpet where all the shoes are cleaned. And I’m not saying this because I’m mad at the players, but we are really going through a tough stretch: we have a five game losing streak going on, and in the last couple of game on the road our opponents scored an average of 124 points.
As I said yesterday, right now the numbers say that we’re not playing as a team: the assist number is down, we didn’t rebound the ball well, no fast break points, and those of us that were shooting better, didn’t attempt a lot of shots. And if I’m right, the one thing that worries me, is that when you’re in a situation like this, you understand what you need to do to get better, but you just can’t do it. The frustration level is too high, and everyone wants to help the team and be the one that ends this slide.
What we really need right now, is everyone to come together and play as a team: share the ball, execute, do all the little things that in the end will let you have a big game. I didn’t talked about the stats today because I couldn’t care less about the stats right now. And I hope the guys won’t look at the stats now. To see our team like this really hurts.
The road is still long and full of bumps, and I think this road trip will see the Celtics come home with broken bones. We won’t have much time to put everything together and bounce back, but I still trust the intelligence of some players and our staff. We have some brilliant mind that can pick up the pieces and glue them back together.
The Clippers are a very different team from the last time we faced them. Now, we’re not the only team without our all-star point guard. To be realistic, I still don’t think we’ll have a chance tonight, but those guys surprised me more than once. I’ll never lose the hope for them to prove me wrong.