Coming off a strong performance against the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day, it was easy to think that some of the Celtics’ good fortune may translate into momentum going into a West Coast road trip. That did not happen.
The Celtics got demolished by the Clippers, Warriors and Kings on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The reason why, Celtics beat writer Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe says, is that the Celtics got caught off-guard by those California teams, and the NBA is not afraid of Boston anymore.
At two games under .500 and currently on the bubble in the Eastern Conference, it’s safe to say the Celtics need answers. Washburn says the team needs to get better defensively, and while the return of Avery Bradley should help that aspect, it might not be the difference alone.
Watch the video above to hear what Washburn thinks the Celtics must do to compete in 2013.