It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. I mean, really – OT at home against the winless Wizards??? What is the name of Sam Hill is going on with our Boston Celtics? At least there was a Jason Terry sighting tonight – oh, and Brandon Bass decided to show up in overtime, scoring five straight points to give the C’s the separation needed to get the W. I know it’s early in the season and the kinks are getting worked out, but there seems to be some serious engine trouble with this team at the start of the season.
I don’t want to think that we’re not as good as we appear to be on paper, but this team doesn’t fill me with confidence, either. Yeah, it’s going to take time. And yeah, we’re just getting to know each other. But Jeff Green continues to look lost, and Rondo, for all of his genius, still looks like he’s struggling to get fully in sync with the new personnel.
If not for our stars – chiefly Rondo and Kevin Garnett – our C’s would be looking at a 1-3 start to what was an otherwise optimistic season of change. (Obama pun intended, for the amusement of our own Doc Rivers.) It’s way to early to sound the alarms, but we need a cohesive effort with everyone contributing. We can’t win consistently with Courtney Lee going 0-3 from the field, with Green logging 6 points and 2 boards in 20+ minutes of action, or with Bass waking up with the game on the line. And what about Paul Pierce? Yeah, he went for 15 and 10 and got to the line, but he was also 2-12 from the field.
Right now I’m concerned, but not panicked. I know there are better efforts and better outings ahead.
I just hope our C’s get this thing figured out before we let the season get away from us and we find ourselves in the bottom half of the playoff seeding.