The Celtics dropped a 118-96 game to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, and it was as ugly as the score suggests.
"Defensively we were bad the whole trip," Doc Rivers said. "Besides the one effort in New Jersey where we beat, in a lot of ways a broken team at that point I guess, I didn't know that, so we just have to do better.
"I have to find the right guys who want to do it consistently every night."
So far, Rivers has had no luck. The C's are now 14-16 on the season after going 1-3 on the road.
Cousins, who recorded his first career triple-double with 12 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds, took the game over down the stretch, according to Rivers.
"In the NBA you can lose every night and you can win every night, and I really believe that," Rivers said. "But to win, you have to play well. Winning is hard. And I don't konw if all our guys get that yet. You have to play hard to win an NBA game. One game. And it's difficult, and we're not doing it.