These aren’t the Celtics. They can’t be.
That’s likely the agonizing response of many C’s fans throughout this losing streak, which was extended to four games Wednesday night when the Grizzlies showed up to TD Garden and controlled play for four quarters en route to a 93-83 victory. And the fact of the matter is that the Celtics have some serious flaws.
The C’s now sit at 14-17, which is a far cry from where many expected Doc Rivers‘ squad to be at this point. After all, the Celtics pushed the Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals last season, and appeared to add plenty of depth during the offseason.
Rivers isn’t ready to panic, though. Instead, he’s focused on getting his team to make necessary adjustments in the hopes that the C’s will soon hit their stride. In fact, the Celtics already received somewhat of a boost on Wednesday with the return of Avery Bradley, who should provide some much needed defensive help along the perimeter.
You must crawl before you can walk, and you must walk before you can run. Things better change soon, though, because the C’s look like a team struggling to even crawl right now.
Check out the video above from NESN Daily to hear more from Rivers and NESN’s Naoko Funayama.