Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Wizards
posted at 11/3/2012 10:37 PM EDT
In response to Neal Page's comment:
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
Come on people, April is still 5 months away. We're not even sure if the Celts will keep this roster intact.
Great win tonight because the Celts were able to win an ugly game. The Celts shot poorly, Lee and Terry kept missing open shots.
Remember, one of the characteristics of a great team is the ability to win ugly games.
I am not trying to be THAT guy who starts calling people homers, but I can tell you're an apologist a little bit. I get that it's early, but this is ridiculous. I don't mind losing games, but this lackadaisical routine is a joke.
Call it like it is. That's unacceptable in terms of passion, attitude and energy. They look they are playing a throwaway game in Maine in preseason. The turnovers are brutal, the energy lacks and they have no D in the paint whatsoever.
Run them out of the gym at next practice. That includes Garnett and Pierce. Wake up. I am shocked they're this lazy about it.
In that case, you can call me an apologist too.
Two embarassing losses followed by an embarassing win.
Most of the pro and con talk on the C's is meaningless at this point, IMO.
Until we get to January, (maybe the next matchup against the Heat, to be specific), I don't think we'll know if we're a strong contender or pretender.
Five reasons why.
1. Doc getting a bead on what works best.
2. New players understanding and buying in to Doc's system.
3. Whether KG is having the same type of season he did last year or whether Father Time has at last caught up with him.
4. AB's return. I haven't forgotten whart he meant to the team last year.
5. Rondo playing consistently and not shying away from his weaknesses.
Until then, any judgements on the Celtics are liable to turn on a dime.