Miami coach Erik Spoelstra was understandably disappointed in his squad’s lackluster performance against a Kevin Garnett-less Celtics team.
“[Spoelstra] is in a bad spot right now,” The Boston Globe’s Julian Benbow told Jade McCarthy on Wednesday’s edition of SportsDesk. “He’s more upset with his team mentally checking out — [after] that eight-minute drought in the second quarter, I think he said, ‘Man, it felt like that was two, three quarters.'”
Meanwhile, Glen Davis thrived in Garnett’s absence, registering 23 points and eight rebounds — and “the Ticket Stub,” as he calls himself, is well aware of his own success.
“I don’t think you can say more about the Ticket Stub than Glen Davis has already,” Benbow said. “No one expected [Big] Baby to play as well as he did, but I think people knew he could step up in the postseason. … That’s a testament to him chomping at the bit to be a starter all season.”
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