The Celtics have recently suffered from a lack of hustle, but that wasn’t what was plaguing them Thursday night.
After the 89-86 loss to the Knicks, Doc Rivers took to the podium and actually praised his team’s overall effort, noting that if he sees the same going forward the team should be alright. The comments were in stark contrast to the coach’s statements after Boston lost to the Pistons on Sunday, in which he noted that changes could be coming if the commitment didn’t improve. Nonetheless, questions remain about the Celtics’ willingness to compete night-in and night-out.
Check out Rivers’ positive postgame comments in the video above.