|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM|
As fans we hope the Celtics watch this game on a loop for the next 12 hours if not longer. I hope they ordered breakfast, lunch, and dinner while picking apart game 1. The Celtics spoke with the media today despite not practicing. They addressed some of the issues that we already know they have. Getting KG going is a must in game two.
“I thought, from an offensive standpoint, I didn’t have a lot of different opportunities. Obviously, I had shots and stuff. Some went down, some didn’t. But I try not to let that predicate things or my level of play. I thought I moved the ball very well, got other guys open, was able to rebound obviously, trying to be as much of a force as I can on defense. In Game 2, I’d like to be a little more aggressive, obviously, but being consistent with the overall game.”
The Celtics didn't establish KG in the post in game 1. Kevin got shots up, not enough, and not in his groove spots. Kevin rushed because he was rusty after having so much time off in the final 20 games.
“We didn’t do a good job with [getting Terry going] last night,” Rivers said. “Especially in the second half, there were so many [isolations] that Jason has nothing to do with. In the first half, Jason didn’t score, but we ran that play with the pick-and-roll with him and Paul. We scored five times in a row because of Jason Terry’s involvement, so I don’t actually look at if he scored. I look at the points he created, and in the first half he created 12 points. In the second half, it was all isos. I mean, it’s not us. We’re not built that way.”
The Celtics won't win without bench production. They don't need 20 a night from Terry, or even 15, but 10-12 is solid. We can't survive with zero points by Terry.