The Boston Celtics haven’t had the best 48 hours.
The Celtics’ woes started at United Center on Thursday night, where they lost 105-99 to the Chicago Bulls while getting out-rebounded 55-36. Insult was added to injury the following day, when the C’s were supposed to depart around noon for Charlotte, where they’ll take on the Hornets on Saturday night.
The only problem? According to a team employee, Boston’s charter flight got delayed six hours due to a mechanical issue, meaning the Celtics were stuck on the tarmac at Chicago’s Midway Airport for the entire afternoon.
But if you ask head coach Brad Stevens, who spoke with reporters Saturday after finally making it to Charlotte, his club deserved a bit of punishment after their play Thursday.
Stevens’ math checks out (because of course it does): The Bulls pulled down 18 offensive boards against the C’s on Thursday, which equates to 360 minutes of flight delays by his apparent new form of discipline.
The 1-1 Celtics get another crack at the Bulls at TD Garden this coming Wednesday, but they should crash the boards extra hard Saturday against the Hornets to make sure they get home in a timely fashion.
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