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“In the second half, no one did anything for us,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers deadpanned. “They threw a knockout punch. Several.”
Rivers didn’t fail to add: “I thought the fouls on [Garnett] were horrendous. That had a huge effect on us. He never got his rhythm when you could see he was going to have a game. It hurt us.”
Rivers was absolutely right in saying what he said. The fouls were horrendous. They did hinder Boston. But who cares.
As much as we know that Rivers was correct, we also know that doesn’t address the bigger problem plaguing Boston right now.
They are old, slow, defensively deficient and devoid of a floor leader. The combination of it all leaves them ill-equipped to fend off these Knicks, who’ve managed to turn on their motors in the second half in ways the Celtics used to do defensively when they were com...