After starting the season 0-4, the Boston Celtics seemed to be picking back up and slowly turning things around.
The Boston side faced a difficult season anyway with star players Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett jumping aboard Jay-Z's Brooklyn Steam train and Fan favourite Rajon Rondo sidelined again.
The latest loss comes at the hands of former coach Doc Rivers who’s Clippers toppled the Celtics 111-105 in a game many fans will quickly forget. The only real memorable moments of the game being Clippers and NBA star masterfully dunking over Kris Humphries.
And the second being Jarred Sullinger with yet another flagrant foul this time a horse collar-esqe foul on griffin in the fourth quarter.
The Flagrant foul comes on the day the NBA rescinded his previous foul giving him a total of five for the season.
New head coach of the Celtics, Brad Stevens, is now faced with a difficult decision going forward.
Does the young coach now intentionally tank the season in the hopes of getting a lottery pick or does he try turn the team around?
Tanking the C’s is a difficult option should he choose it, the city of Boston affectionately known as title town to its inhabitants hates loosing more than most things and with the Celtics now on the second longest title-less streak in the city expectations are growing.
Turning the team around may be the favourite with the fans but for a rookie coach turning what has been a poor team around could be his most difficult challenge to date.
The Celtics now travel to the bay arena where they play Golden State Warriors on Friday.
The warriors returning from a record tieing 6-1 road trip will be a difficult challenge for the C’s but Stevens just hopes the team keep up the effort
“We were ready emotionally to compete,” Stevens said. “That’s a positive. Now we’ve got to build on it. We’ve got to do it again and again and again.”
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