This is a dark ride.
The Celtics lost their fourth in a row tonight against Memphis, although if you’re of a mind to be encouraged, this defeat came by less than 20 points. However, in the battle of the return of the elite perimeter defenders, Tony Allen out savior’ed Avery Bradley with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Bradley’s offense looked rusty after the long layoff but if tonight is any indication, he should be back into defensive form soon. So, there’s that.
Still, the offense remains a mess. The Celtics were lucky to come as close as they did tonight with Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce combining to go 15-39 (Rondo doesn’t look entirely healthy).
For your thoughts: short of personnel changes, what’s to be done to get this team scoring?