Celtics defensive woes
We can regarded as head of themselves throughout this mess for the Celtics has been extraordinary. I have more respect for Kevin Garnett now in his eighteenth season. And I've ever had because they he can't do it anymore and his team is in trouble but he's playing he's bought off every night curtain and and WEEI dot com. So -- lost three of -- this trip they -- big. They beat Brooklyn -- to get their coach fired so I didn't mean anything. In a loss to Sacramento last night why do you think they've given up playing defense because championship basketball always starts with deep. Yeah I agree any part is obviously Garnett hasn't played as much -- part of this obviously Avery Bradley that I have an answer it's different guys and it's not working defensively right now this is not the average teams not a collapse bad defensive back defensive tape what does team on the West Coast care they get. -- records down in the under the basket of the best 100 open -- get open just hate when guys are comfortable guys get this -- comfortable. -- know what it's happened this team defensively but they are in absolute mess. I'll tell you what's happened is they don't play harder they don't know how to play hard -- -- he knows how to play hard but he can only do so much Rondo plays hard. In an area that he wants to play Garcia Rondell does not. Get in front of the guy the ball he wants to get the steal and he wants to beat the guide on the floor to the lay up. And you can't do that -- played lockdown defense and you have to stay between your -- on the ball in your point guard doesn't do it. So if your point guards not gonna do what that evidence that a breakdown the -- defense has been awful. I just feel that there are guys who -- he brought in that don't they I think with the other teams they thought they were working hard. And I don't think they realize how much you're gonna have to work to carry Paul and KG and that's why I think during trouble what. Those -- Casey Jeff Green you know I didn't like him Oklahoma City. They sure did like the Celtics after the trade that first year's terrible thought against Miami knocked in the past obviously after last year same stuff within your rights of these guys -- just. Whether or not they're good enough for not -- not bought into your heart your defense -- for this team starts with Garnett who I agree with a great youngsters not changed at all defensively seems like the same guy. Most of the time to meet with Rondo. On the ball defender not great. Corey doesn't do wit younger and single -- he isn't gonna do it doesn't seem like it. He can do it right he doesn't wanna do which is so frustrating I mean again it's my fault one though I don't I guess what effect. And -- most I think it was that's well that's why I guess of pressure within because you have guys. Who can't do you know I mean that he can't really eat right hand the way he could be a great don't want the ball on the ball defender. He could be just as good as Avery Bradley but he gained. -- -- Right and that's why I get angry when I understand now create everything about a yard center nick news Matsuzaka usually. Thought I would say -- -- he does have all the skills to be that kind of got done this classic on the ball defender. Quick great hands to be physical at times but that just as seems allergic to a right now.
Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane assess the problems the Celtics are having stopping opponents