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Doc Rips Celtics For Effort In Bulls Loss

Ooooh, I'm going to rip this team tonight.
Ooooh, I'm going to rip this team tonight.

The Celtics had an opportunity to pick up a win with Rose out but failed to execute in the 2nd half (even with an 11 point lead). Doc is NOT happy.

Doc Rivers rips team, calls loss to Bulls "a joke" -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

"I had to use two timeouts to remind us that we were actually in an NBA game," he said. "I thought this was the worst loss for us this year with the way we approached the game. And then in the second half, I thought Chicago, they’re just too tough for us. I thought their toughness made us let go of the rope. We wanted to use all these excuses all night. I thought Chicago was just too tough for us. They get into us, they frustrate us and our guys let go of the rope, bottom line. We’re not going to go a lot of places playing with that type of mental toughness. "Chicago is tougher than us right now. We have three weeks, if we play like that tonight, we’ll be playing of those (top teams) in the first round. We gotta get better. That was unacceptable."

There are more quotes just about everywhere. This is just a sampling.

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