I think this video clip says it all.
While the Celtics have been struggling, the Raptors have won 4-out-of-5 (a stretch which includes wins over Houston and Orlando). According to the Toronto Star, a sore knee will keep Jermaine O’Neal on the bench but Jose Calderon (hamstring) practiced yesterday and seems close to returning.
I really don’t know what to expect from the Celtics. Prior to each game in this four game losing streak, I thought to myself “this is the game they turn it around.”
KG provides a little history lesson to all the haters prematurely digging the Celtics’ grave:
“I can remember when the Pistons in ’04 won, I remember they lost [eight of nine games]. That keeps coming to mind because of confidence, and when you’re rolling and when you’re rolling at the right time. We learned a lot about our team during these dark days here.”
In other words, this streak won’t mean squat come April, May and June. My memory is foggy, can someone remind me who Detroit smoked in the Finals that year?
As for adding another body before next month’s trade deadline, Danny Ainge tells the Herald’s Mark Murphy – there is “nothing even close” right now.
Links: Globe – Celtics Beaten, Not Defeated | Believe in Magic (Spears’ Notebook) | Herald – Rivers Staying Positive | Toronto Star: Sleepy Raptors Hope to Wake Before C’s | LA Times – Celts Crash, Burn on Way Back to Earth
After the jump, a Bucks dancer who loves to soar and a truly special treat – me and the Chief.