The Boston Celtics are still searching for their first win of 2023.
Boston received their 12th loss of the season on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder and it turned out to be one of the worst in franchise history over the last 44 years, allowing the Thunder to score 150-points and lose by 33-points.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 56-points but it still wasn’t enough to overcome the Thunder, resulting in their second straight loss in as many games to start the new year.
Since Dec. 2, the Celtics are 8-8, losing to some really good teams and some really bad teams by once again lack of effort more so than it is the coaching.
In the last 16 games, Boston has lost to Miami, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, twice to Orlando, Indiana, Denver, and now OKC.
Tatum shared his insight on what works for his team and what they need to do in order to get back on track.
“I think it’s on the first group, we’ve got to get back to our identity. When we were playing at the best and highest level we would just play faster. That’s some 0.5 basketball, shoot it, pass it, or drive it. When we play like that we’re damn near unguardable. Making shots is part of that so they go hand and hand.”
Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla can only do so much, but at the end of the day, the players on the court need to hit shots.
Boston will have a chance to get back on track on Thursday night on the road against the Mavericks.
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