Found January 23, 2013 on Atlantic Twine:
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Photo by AP It seems as though the Boston Celtics are right where they started–square one. This season has been full of incomplete performances by Doc Rivers’ group, but especially when it comes to  Tuesday’s loss against Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32). Granted Irving did post a 40-point performance, but there should be no excuse for the players to display productivity in the box score. It’s bad enough be on the defeating end against Cleveland, but it puts a horrific taste getting beaten by subpar teams–New Orleans Hornets (14-27) and Detroit Pistons (15-25). Remind you, Boston has lost to the Pistons twice in the 2012-13 season. As Doc Rivers puts it. His team plays in stretches, not the full 48 minutes. “I thought we played in stretches, in spurts,” Rivers told reporters. “I thought the first quarter, offensively, we were terrific and defensively we were bad. We gave up 31 points in the first quarter. I thought the third quarter probably set the game of basketba...
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