WALTHAM — With their exhibition season nearing an end, the Celtics hope to finish strong by finishing out games. They’ve struggled in that department, and have lost three games by two points or fewer.
As such, their overall exhibtion record stands at 1-5, but it could easily be 4-2 had they played more “complete” games rather than playing well only in spurts.
After the Celtics’ 99-97 loss to Toronto on Wednesday, coach Brad Stevens touched on the subject and said that his team had to become a 48-minute team instead of a 38-minute team.
“And you think about two two-point losses, those can add up,” Stevens said after practice here Friday. “There were a couple possessions where, if we dug deep, we would have been able to finish those better . . .” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.