Sports Sunday: Cedric Maxwell 2-7-10
Mon, 8 Feb 2010|
Cedric Maxwell reports from the TD Garden on the Celtics struggles against the top teams in the NBA.
This. So that answers. Through reporters. -- they. There's we have some of the changes a lot of answers don't write it -- put in your -- your columns would've wanted to redo it. -- -- So you know this is more teams themselves to -- more than anything. Coach can help you out -- and scale via just teammate besides you know as was the -- down to. Okay the Celtics clearly not happy after blowing yet another big lead against another good team and coming up short today at the garden more let's go back to the -- at Maxwell. Of the Celtics radio network -- There's a -- bigger at play here with this team right now don't tell me talent they have all the talent in the world. I don't -- a factor but look if they're healthy enough to get up on the teams talk and not be healthy enough to close I mean there are healthy enough to go up eleven today back -- -- Beyond talent is beyond -- what is it. Felt I have to be what you today because I can be the Harvard to do this team has not competed. Especially down the stretch if you walk on the team thirteen fourteen points at home and have that team on the ropes. -- -- get outscored thirty to eleven in that there record there you're not competing on the people who have been. What this team has done all they -- is Kevin Garnett Paul and ray have been here they've competed defensively. This team has really become more like Swiss -- -- -- -- and they can't allow that many easy opportunities in the once they get now. They have a tendency right now that they put the panic and good teams just don't do that. Was Rajon Rondo on the open last week we talked about different agendas or something like that going on back. Well I think you can -- different agendas that are by at that you can look to raise contract and looking Kevin's injury that can all injury. You look Iran -- trying to make the all star team perk. They want to lead the league infield will present the best thing about one thing now -- winning basketball games giving back to playing team defense. Really giving everything in leaving everything on the floor big baby had it was they probably gave the depth. Best effort tonight on both ends of the floor and it really wasn't any comparison there everybody else has to step up to that next level goes been there before I've heard got it before sometime in my has a cowboy yeah well somebody needs to cowboy up now because this team right now the way they're going they're not going anyplace. That's how much of that do you put on the coaching on the with the NFL we talk about coming out the third quarter. Second half adjustment getting beat up consistently we look at the college do you look at the coach of the Celtics. You look at everybody -- the oil that you just look at the coach I think the coach would -- his. This coaching wasn't good I think the players who say -- Replaying it was a good I think it's up to marry other things that -- think that you look at the entire at the organization right now knows that they have to step up to another level if you think -- -- -- -- you know you think it's just players though it's -- combination of things that the guys have to give back and -- you get back to basics and you have -- -- I had only ahead -- -- the -- -- -- brother has to block out because they're given that two -- second chance. Okay here's hoping that obvious Alex and I got it done against the good games here are the top teams in the NBA other than himself. Night they've played these five game ten times they're two point eight. They've played these games five times at home back. And there are all point five Doc Rivers today after the game did the job -- from him. Orlando is better than us right now. Atlanta is better than us right now college is better than us right now. People's -- to be. At the mean that we can't do better than them are important but right now don't motions are better than. Next -- it's important for the Celtics to establish something during the regular and I know -- a team like them at this stage. You know getting regular season awards isn't really what they're doing at all about championships but that things that don't they have to do something during the regular 82. Greg this season is about confidence in going down the stretch in the way that you can go to certain things that give those good teams and beat those good team. So there is something about the regular season which holds true. The opportunity right now -- -- -- -- to make your so truly believe that you could beat these good teams Doc -- who wasted right now is -- teams right now I have Colombia and they have run roughshod over -- so he's in Atlanta. Atlanta has dominated on the team supports ostensibly -- Lakers gave me and all of these games ago where. The other and had an opportunity to win they've been up in these games and they just have not been able to close to -- all -- because this team just can't get stops and I've added that war when the other said the either they're point two outscored teams. Double to lose some games when -- out at that point two out the anti these are the games they've won and this year they have not put enough if that is right now on the -- of being. While back of -- -- that from day one and you know everyone around here took a big crap on me because it me. But to me Rasheed Wallace when you bring in a guy like definite step in the wrong direction if you're all about a -- -- and defense out like that and all these things out of -- body. All of that he's frankly I don't know why are people were excited about getting him that he's been exactly what we all hated war before this. Technical bad three pointers not exactly the most I don't know aberration guy on defense today back just 120 minutes two point. One rebound. But that you can look at the entire team. That's so that you picked him out today I think that overall you know where he's been he's been up and down. But she didn't ask in the come into play these count the minutes to play 2530 minutes. Rusty Wallace to me what you do we just have made more for them of being inside the -- I can be very dominant and out of the before I head. And a opportunity you win those all count things where you can put somebody in the electric fit every -- Rusty Wallace came -- bop staff we have one left because I want him to be the pace he's just that good he's been that dom in the paint ball when he's added to take a that he. That threes out he has not been that effective. It might -- might want one of me for whenever I talk about the Celtic sappy I won't talk basketball real quickly getting Ray Allen. We'll be -- not. I don't think he'll be traded you know what legally get to go make your team the other raised -- -- great clear -- this team I think -- Deal does things that nobody else go on it in the NBA could do for you coming up -- got the jump shots again that this team does the -- -- Doc Rivers in the -- organization might have -- thinking about the one of the things right now.