Found March 26, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — Avery Bradley did not try to pinpoint any one area in which things went wrong for the Celtics on Tuesday. Neither a massive disparity in second-chance points nor the Celtics’ carelessness with the basketball was the first reason provided by the third-year guard when he was asked the open-ended question of how a competitive game unraveled so quickly. “We weren’t playing hard on either end of the floor,” Bradley said. “We weren’t pushing the ball. We just weren’t playing the right way.” Well, OK. Tell us how you really feel, Avery. From key role players like Bradley and Jeff Green to team leaders like Paul Pierce, several players pinpointed a lack of energy as the culprit in the Celtics’ 100-85 loss to the Knicks. In dropping their fifth consecutive game, the Celtics actually shot better from the field and beyond the arc than the Knicks, but they fell far short in statistical categories based on hustle and focus. The Celtics were outrebounded on the offensive glass, 15-7, and...
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