Originally written December 19, 2012 on NESN.com:
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The Celtics lost again on Tuesday night, something that has become quite the trend through the first quarter of the NBA season. The C’s, who were one game from the NBA Finals, just a few months ago, now find themselves sitting at .500 with a 12-12 record. They sit in third place in the Atlantic Division (six games behind the first-place Knicks) and are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. You could definitely say that the Celtics aren’t a very good team right now — and Boston head coach Doc Rivers would agree with you. Following the Celtics’ loss to the Bulls on Tuesday night, Rivers stated as much. “We’re going to keep searching, this team is not a good team right now,” Rivers said, according to The Boston Globe. “It’s who we are right now. I’ve been saying that. This is who we are. We’re a .500 team and we play like that. We’ve won two games in a row [once this] season. Right now we’re not a good team. We’re going to find it, but we’re not right now.” The numbers tend t
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