By a miracle of quantum physics (for details, see LOST), I managed to secure a copy of tonight's postgame comments from various Celtics perpetrators -- I mean players. Here's a sampling.
From Paul Pierce: "I got no answers for tonight. But you know, we'll get the kinks worked out and be ready by the time the playoffs roll around. (indiscernable comment in the background) What? Oh, yeah, that's right. The playoffs are already here. (awkward silence) Umm, no comment."
From Kevin Garnett: "No excuses. We've just gotta play harder. (another indiscernable comment) Well, yeah, I know I've been saying that all season, but it's only May, you know what I'm sayin'? We'll get it right."
And from Doc Rivers: "We just didn't have the energy tonight. That three-day layoff between games wasn't enough, especially with all the injuries we've had this season. But we'll be alright. These are veteran guys; they know how to hit the switch when the time comes."