Originally written January 23, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Throughout the Celtics latest losing streak, there seems to be a lot of reflection going on within the team's locker room. A few days ago it was Doc Rivers questioning how bad the team 'wants it' and threatening to get rid of players if the team doesn't start winning. Last night Paul Pierce questioned the team's mental toughness. Among those currently in a state of self-reflecting - Kevin Garnett. KG seemed to take last night's loss to Cleveland especially hard, possibly because Cavs big man Tristan Thompson put up 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the game, thoroughly winning the 1-on-1 battle with the future Hall of Famer. After the game, Garnett pointed the finger at himself. From A. Sherrod Blakely's CSNNE column (link). I don't know man; I don't know man. I want it so bad. I have to find a balance. Some of the things I messed up on tonight, that's not me. I have to be better. I have to do better. I have to be more effective for 48 ...
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