Don’t know about you, but I saw this loss coming a mile away. After that tough, overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls at home, our Celtics traveled to Detroit to face the struggling Pistons. Trap game if ever there was one. You know the deal – Paul Pierce gets mugged at the end of regulation against the Bulls, but the refs don’t call the foul. Game goes into OT and the Bulls win on a circus shot at the end.
You know this loss to the Pistons was coming. You could bet your bottom dollar on it.
Want to know the really sad thing? This loss was coming either way, because this Celtics team is wildly inconsistent and not especially tough from a mental standpoint.
And tonight you saw it firsthand. Our Celtics folded like a cheap suit. Pistons 103, Celtics 88.
I guess if you’re searching for a glimmer of hope, we can look at the Lakers’ loss to the Raptors tonight and know that it could be worse. We could be suffering through a nightmare season with Kobe, Dwight and Steve. We could be loaded and still suck, just like the Lakers do right now.
I know it’s not much, because we have our own issues to contend with. And while everyone points to size, the issue really has to do more with what’s happening between the ears and underneath the green-and-white jerseys of our boys from Beantown.
Where’s the determination? Where’s the heart?
And good grief, when is Jason Terry going to show up? Did the man forget his contacts when he moved from Dallas? Did we sign Ray Charles to replace Ray Allen?
Pitiful, people. Pitiful.
Again, I guess it could be worse. We could be the Lakers.
At least now we get to visit the Cavaliers. Maybe they’ll take it easy on us.