Rivers said there is more they can do to get Terry involved, and that involves floor spacing and ball movement, the same factors the coach mentioned with Garnett.
The Celtics planned to see all of these issues played back on film in their hotel, where the Chicago Bulls, who Brooklyn beat by 17 points Saturday, are also staying.
“This was a quiet, dark hotel last night,” Rivers said. “The New York area teams didn’t treat the guests very well.”
If the Celtics want to avoid another gloomy late night retreat to their comfortable quarters in this city after Game 2 Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, they had better fix the mistakes that led to their Game 1 loss — mistakes Rivers called correctable.
Now, these mistakes aren’t anything the Celtics haven’t committed or tried to stop from committing before. It’s just that now, too many of these familiar errors, such as zero ball movement, will lead to a swift postseason exit and an early start to their vacation.