▶️ Marcus Morris Sr. keeps it real about the Celtics loss and how he feels the team has been playing lately pic.twitter.com/AakcU4ag7i— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) February 10, 2019
I’ve tried to stay optimistic through the ups and downs of this season, but I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little bit worried after last night.
The Celtics suffered arguably their worst loss of the Brad Stevens era last night after giving up a 28-point lead at home to the LA Clippers. The god damm Clippers.
I kept my cool when Kyrie called out the young guys a few weeks ago, mainly because what said about them not having a championship mentality was kind of right. I didn’t see that as a low point at all. But last night’s loss, on top of Morris’ post-game comments, was easily the lowest point of what has been a pretty disappointing season for the C’s. With or without Kyrie, who left last night’s game with a knee injury before the end of the first half, you just have to beat the Clippers. Especially when they give you a 28-point head start.
This team is way too talented to just lose all hope on, but their morale is concerning. They have a string of big games coming up after the All-Star break. Someone in the locker room needs to step up and rally this group so they can get their shit together for the playoffs. If they keep rolling over and giving up big leads to dogs like the Clippers, they won’t even make it out of the first round, let alone have a shot against teams like Philly, Milwaukee, or Toronto. Again, there’s way too much talent on this roster to just throw away. It’s time to put it all together.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)