Wallace: Team has to get healthy over break

Wallace: Team has to get healthy over break
February 13, 2014, 2:00 am
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The Celtics don't play again until Feb. 19 when they begin a Western trip in Phoenix. Veteran Gerald Wallace said the team could use a break to get over some injuries and illness.

"For one, we gotta get healthy," he said after the Celtics' ended the first half of the season with a 104-92 loss to the Spurs at TD Garden. "Got to get everyone of the same page. We're missing Avery [Bradley, who has missed eight of the past 11 games with a sprained ankle]. Jared's sick [Jared Sullinger was under the weather against the Spurs and scored only four points on 2-for-9 shooting]."

Gaining consistency is the goal for the second half, Wallace said.

"Sometimes we look like a team. Sometimes we look like five individuals playing basketball," he said.

Coach Brad Stevens echoed the need to get his team, who finished the first half 19-35, healthy with some time off.

"You want them to get rest. You want them to get healthy," Stevens said. "At the same time, I want them to think about what makes us good and what make us not as good. We've made some strides there's no question about it. "