Exactly two weeks have passed since the Celtics collapsed in the second half at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25. Unfortunately for the C's - with the glaring loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last night still clear in our minds - they have not seemed to improve at all since that loss to the Cavs. Unfortunately, that same lackluster and uninspired play that defined that second half against Cleveland has been present in nearly every game since then, with the possible exception being the March 3 win against the Charlotte Bobcats.
He found himself uttering that all too familiar 'we need to play 48 minutes' tune that he and his teammates have been talking about oh, all season."I know you guys are tired of writing it in your columns; I apologize for that," Garnett said. "At some point there has to be some action."
"I'm not going to sit up here and give a bunch of excuses, that's not my style," said Garnett. "You lose, you lose. They kicked our [butts] tonight. Period. Point blank. Players have to do more, including myself, we all have to dig deep and see what we're made of as a team. Seriously.""We're a team that takes a lot of pride in getting stops, we have to get back to that. Hearing it is starting to make my ears ring, but that's what it is, and we will, we have no choice."
"It's not about coming in here and talking to (the media) about it. It's about actually going out there and doing it.""You've got to come out here and put an effort out that's worthy. That's just what it is. I'm not going to come out and give a whole bunch of excuses about it. It's about not talking and doing."