But, Brad Stevens tried to warn everyone and is now taking the blame when it comes to getting the best out of a very deep, talented roster.
Al-Farouq Aminu hit two clutch three-pointers late to stave of the Boston Celtics second-half surge, escaping with a 100-94 victory after the Portland Trail Blazers led by 19 at the half Sunday night at the Moda Center. It is unclear what the price would be for the 2012 first-round pick, but if they could get him for cheap it would be worth looking into. He didn't hit many shots, but played tenacious defense.
McCollum scored a season-high 40 points (17-26 FG, 5-10 3-PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, six assists and four steals in Portland's 118-103 victory over Milwaukee on November 6. "When you're in the game, you have a job to do on that possession, you do it". Terry Rozier turns into Scary Terry, but then you've got Kyrie Irving. "We just don't hunt great on offense until it's desperation time and we've spent a lot of time in desperation time on this trip", Stevens said.
"I remember in AAU when I was young, my coach use to tell me, like, because I was the main player on the team, you're in charge of the people's emotions, you know what I mean, like if you get a win, you'll see after the game everybody's happy, everybody's spirited is lifted". Theis played for five minutes and had two rebounds. "We're not a well-coached team right now, that's pretty obvious".
But, like he preaches when his team doesn't play well, there is no excuses.
Boston only held one team under 100 points so far this season.
As Stevens pointed out, it starts with consistency.
"We come out and clearly we outmatch teams at dang near every position", Irving said. Utah game we started off great. Phoenix and tonight were disasters.
"So I think that it's not consistent, whatever our issues are".
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