The Celtics have now dropped seven of nine games and allowed 100 or more points in 11 of their 16 losses. The defensive mind-set is decaying and even the veterans are unsure how to resurrect their reputation.
“We’re a defensive team, we just gotta do it,” Garnett said. “I know we’re not showing up as far as stats and what we’re doing in games but we’re a defensive team. Don’t get that twisted. We’re just not defending right now. As long as Doc’s here, that’s what we’ll always be.”