The Celtics started 0-3, but had an inspiring run to get to 4-4. Well, that would be the last time they got in the win column. The Rockets dismantled the Celtics 109-85 last night, and they started the game out down 18-1. They trailed by 35 at one point, and they have lost 4 straight, and have fallen to 4-8. The Celtics were looking for answers after the game, per the Boston Globe:
“I don’t know what the [expletive] that was, to be honest,” swingman Gerald Wallace said.
Just a bad loss, the Celtics’ fourth in a row, dropping them to 4-8?
“I don’t think it’s all that,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “I think there’s more to it. I want to make sure we don’t play like that again, so I never look at it as, ‘Hey, it was just one of those things,’ because there is something behind when you don’t play the way you’re supposed to.”
It was the Celtics’ most lopsided loss of the season, a pure stinker that they trailed by as much as 35.
“It’s going to take a lot to get over this game,” said guard Courtney Lee, who led the Celtics with 17 points off the bench. “Everybody’s going to be thinking about it.”
They don’t really have the talent to compete, so I’m not sure what they plan on doing. When Rajon Rondo returns, that could mean more easy shots for their young players, and maybe more wins. Either way, it will be a long season in Boston, and they should be in the win column come June when the lottery hits.