Kelly Olynyk paused when he was asked if he recalled the last time he played four games in four days. He gazed towards the ceiling as he flipped through his memories. And then he shrugged and said “I don’t know.”
In their latest “Welcome to the NBA” moment, this contingent of wanna-be Celtics struggled through long stretches of their game against the Houston Rockets. Their jumpers found more metal than mesh (37.7% shooting on the afternoon, 20.7% from 3) as tired legs failed them time and time again.
“I think there’s definitely a little fatigue, maybe a little mental fatigue as well, admitted Olynyk. ”But you have to fight through that.”
Olynyk struggled more than he has over the rest of the week, which makes his 19 point, 10 rebound, 2 steal, 2 assist stat line all the more impressive. Once again, “Sunshine” Olynyk dazzled those in attendance with a few beautiful passes and some instinctively beautiful work in the post. He also pulled down six offensive boards, which seeming