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The Celtics are left looking for answers after being run off the floor by the Toronto Raptors 118-95.

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The Celtics are left looking for answers after being run off the floor by the Toronto Raptors 118-95.

Head Coach Brad Stevens – who blamed himself after Saturday’s ugly loss to the Bulls – said the responsibility lies with everyone.

“We have to be more connected as a team,” a visibly flustered Stevens told NBC Sports Boston after the 118-95 loss. “It’s been a theme for a while.”

Stevens also blasted the team’s recent poor defensive play which he acknowledged is not simply a phase.

“This is real,” Stevens said. The reality is that we’re taking a lot of shortcuts and not being as solid as we have been in the past in the last two games. It’s not like we don’t know what we need to do but, for whatever reason, we’ve taken too many shortcuts. You can’t do that against any team.”

After reportedly spending an extended period of time alone with Danny Ainge in the locker room, Kyrie Irving entered the fray...

Kyrie’s comments or lack thereof where even more telling. Irving – who after last game hinted that the Celtics could flip the switch if they wanted to – left his switch in the off position. Kyrie scored only 7 points on 3-for-10 shooting.

Irving was seen talking to Celtics President Danny Ainge when the locker room opened. And when it was time ton answer questions Kyrie was not in a talkative mood.