ATLANTA -- Doc Rivers didn't mix words after the Celtics blew a 27-point lead to the Hawks. The coach stepped up and placed the blame on his own shoulders.
"I see our talent," said Rivers. "I see us play a quarter-and-a-half of almost perfect basketball and then you can't leave good enough alone. Then we start playing different. Ball stopped moving on offense, on defense we're making up our own coverages, not getting back on defense, really disappointing."
So where does he go from here? How does he turn around a team that just completed one of the worst collapses in recent memory?
"I keep saying it, I gotta keep pushing," said Rivers. "It's me. I've got to figure out a way to figure out the buttons with each individual. Right now we're trying to coach a group. Maybe we've got to coach each individual. We're just going to keep searching."