Celtics struggle in loss to Bobcats

Celtics struggle in loss to Bobcats
November 14, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Ex-Celtic Al Jefferson muscles his way past new Celtic Kelly Olynyk. Jefferson had 22 points.

(AP Photo)

This is what some fans wanted, but this is not the result the Boston Celtics wanted.

The Celtics had their four-game winning streak snapped last night by the Charlotte Bobcats, 89-83, to drop to 4-5.

Danny Ainge offered his thoughts on the team’s play from last night.

“Last night, I don’t know what it was, we just didn’t approach the game the same way we have been all year,” Ainge said. “I don’t know if we just didn’t respect our opponent. But, we are just not a good enough team to not respect everybody in the league. It was our worst performance of the year I thought.”

For the first time all season, the Celtics failed to lead in a game. Despite the loss, head coach Brad Stevens doesn’t want the team to dwell on it.

“We showed some things that were less than appealing,” Stevens said. “The idea is to learn from it. It’s not about to be upset about it or to walk out of here down. It’s about, this is what happens in these situations and you got to take advantage of every situation and it all adds up in the end.”

Jared Sullinger, who sat out against the Bobcats due to a bone bruise in his right knee, said he expects to play Friday against the Portland Trailblazers.