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Losing games "the wrong way" needs to end for Celtics

 This will be short, but not quite so sweet! You can lose a game by playing the right way, but the Celtics 91-82 loss to the Clippers last night was wrong in so many ways - bringing up the question of what lies ahead.


Yes, we are staying with you, Al - all the way - but the Clippers zone defense was not the whole issue. Very often, Marcus Smart is the only Celtic fighting his way into the paint. Last night, Boston was 4-of-42 on 3-pointers. That's a whopping 9.5% from behind the arc and 34.7% from the field. Where was the penetration?

Jaylen Brown was high-scorer for Boston with 30 points but ZERO assists. That seems a harsh reminder of the Antoine Walker days. Also, Brown was 1-of-13 from 3-point-land.

Ime Udoka can't allow this to occur again. The 3-pointer was introduced in the NBA to enhance entertainment value. Were you not entertained last night? I was not. Rookie head coach or not, Udoka can't allow his team to go down this way. They will lose games - but need to lose them "the right way".

Boston sorely missed Smart's fire and penetration - and Jayson Tatum's scoring. But the Clips were without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard

So yes, Al Horford, I speak for myself after observing various Celtics versions over more-than 60 years. Ime Udoka has seen enough of his team to know what is needed to turn the season around. I am with my Celtics - win or lose - but losing the wrong way needs to be rectified - and soon.

 

 


  

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