Post-game Reactions

It’s hard to believe you could preach progress during a double-digit loss, but that’s exactly the stage the Celtics are at right now and that’s what we saw tonight. After getting their doors blown off in Houston, the C’s played one of the best teams in the NBA tough for a half on the road in a back-to-back. That happened in large part due to Brad Stevens shaking up the starting lineup, inserting Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk in the fold, while demoting Bass and Faverani to the bench.

Sullinger responded with a huge effort (19 points, 17 rebounds) and Jeff Green woke up as well offensively (17 points) making a game of it for the first 24 minutes. Unfortunately, Boston’s bench fell apart against the Spurs’ well-oiled offensive attack and got dealt their fifth straight loss.

The players you wanted to see played well, the vital parts of the team’s future looked strong though and that’s primarily what this team is looking for right now. It’s progress for this group, even as they pile up the losses.

Ryan will have your full recap on the way later tonight…

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • The Cardinal

    This was one of those games that the C's would have been capable of winning with a couple of natural, experienced point guards and a decent scorer as the 2nd unit SF and/or SG. If the opportunity presented itself, I'd take Amar'e, Shumpert, and any one of the point guards on the Knicks active roster in a trade for any combination of players other than Rondo, Sully, KO, Green and Crawford.

    The turnoversthat occure in bunches because of the lack of true, NBA level ball handlers and decision makers is the difference from this team being at the top of the Atlantic (again, "the worst division in NBA history") and where they are right now.

    Overall though, I'm pleased to see Sully and KO in the starting lineup and I'm looking forward to the day when KO simply shoots as opposed to doing the Bass-like indecisive waffle when the defense gives him the 18 – 22 feet open looks.

  • Yes, I think this is progress. Great job man!

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