The Celtics lost their 4th straight game last night when the Memphis Grizzlies came to town, but there is some good news. Avery Bradley is now back and said that he felt great out there. However, the rest of the team didn’t seem to be feeling it. We were out-rebounded 39-27 and only 4 C’s registered double-digits in points. Garnett had 12, Pierce had 17 (both of them had 7 rebounds), Jeff Green had 10 points off the bench, and Rondo contributed 11 points and 10 assists. This is only the 3rd game out of the last 8 that Rondo has registered double-digit assists, after doing it virtually every game at the beginning of the season while chasing Magic Johnson’s record. Memphis is a great team, but we need to play a lot better than this if we want to get anywhere.
The Celtics are 2-8 in their last 10 games and sitting on the outside of the playoffs looking in. They are now 14-17, which is a shocker to all of those who know how talented this team is. We need to turn it around and send a message this Friday when we play the Indiana Pacers who are currently in 4th place in the East and have a 19-13 record. They are 8-2 in their last 10 and allow only 90 PPG which is 2nd in the league behind the Grizzlies.