Frustrations apparently got the best of the Celtics following their embarrassing 1st half effort on Saturday night in Atlanta. When the halftime buzzer sounded, the C's were trailing 53-38, and just about all of the defensive momentum the team had generated in dominating 94-75 win against the Pacers on Friday - had dissipated.
No surprise then, that the team was not thrilled with their performance. But, according to Gary Washburn at the Boston Globe (link), the scene in the locker room at halftime, was a bit contentious - until captain Paul Pierce rallied the team together. From the article.
Atlanta led, 46-27, with 6:20 left in the half, as the Celtics were back to their uninterested ways. At halftime, the players spent most of their break arguing with each other, snapping back at coach Doc Rivers for his criticism, and expressing frustration at a 15-point deficit.None of this, according to Pierce, was productive.
Pierce called his teammates together before they returned to t...