It's like they said to hell with ball movement let's go 1-on-1!
it's almost like they were playing without their star point guard who averages 13 assists a night.
still a chokejob anyway you slice it and dice it. Should not have lost.
Double-digit comebacks occur EVERY night in the NBA. The Bucks had 43 minutes to chop away. Not saying I was glad about it, or that the C's played well after the start, but losing a 17 point lead isn't necessarily a choke job. It's a streaky league.
Unfortunately, they choked it away in about 15 minutes, playing horrific defensive basketball. There's really no excuse for giving up 36 points in a quarter.
Can the excuse be that on the entire roster the only true center is Jason Collins?
What's a true center, and why doesn't KG fit the bill?
6'11''+, long, plays close to the basket, boxes out, strong in the post, active rebounder, blocks shots, finishes at a high percentage within 5 feet of the basket.
When KG is at center he does act like a true center most of the time, although he drifts out to the perimeter a lot offensively -- even when he posts up, he still fades away most of the time -- and at this point in his career he's not really much of a factor as a shot-blocker or rim defender. He's still pretty effective at gobbling up pick and rolls and obviously he's one of the best in the league at quarterbacking a defense.
The main issue here isn't KG, though, it's the fact that unless KG is on the floor, the Celtics have about as much substance in the middle as an inner tube.