I refuse to sugar coat it or try and put a positive spin on it. Friday night’s loss bothered me. I looked forward to the game all day long. A few buddies came over. We all sat back, put our feet up and cracked open a few cold beverages, anticipating a good game. The absence of Kevin Durant was disappointing but we all expected that the show would go on, right? Wrong! For three plus quarters Boston let Russell Westbrook and company score at will. We were all yelling at the TV for someone – anyone to get him – stick him. It was frustrating watching one player single handedly be a team who prides itself on defense? Westbrook didn’t do anything spectacular. He had a hot hand and very weak defense in front of him.
How many times did you find yourself either thinking or saying to someone else " Celtics should have a double digit lead at this point!"
The TD Garden crowd didn’t help matters. The ESPN announcers criticized the home crowd several times. The kids are making noise and trying to get themselves on the gumbo tran. What are the adults doing, Twittering on their phones? The camera actually showed a fan yawning. Is it too much to ask to show atleast a little interest?
Second of all, just because KD takes the night off does not give the Celtics the right to do the same on the defensive end. Playing solid d takes effort, and for most of the game C’s did not give much. I don’t expect Boston to win all 41 games at home nor do I expect them to get the number one seed in the East. However, what I do expect 100% effort on both ends of the court regardless of who the opposition is – no matter what day of the week the game is on.
By the end of the game we were doing shots…