Doc Rivers on Celtics’ Issues: ‘It’s Me’
The result was a humiliating 123-111 defeat in double overtime as the Celtics finally ran out of energy and passion while the Hawks showed more will down the stretch. It was Boston’s sixth straight loss.
“One of the things I told them was, ‘Who do we think we are?’ ” he (Doc Rivers) said. “We’re under .500. We get a lead, guys, we start acting like we’re the 2008 team. We’re not. We haven’t earned that right. So, disappointing.”
“It’s why we are what we are, it really is,” Rivers said. “I see it in the locker room. I see our talent. I see us play a quarter and a half of almost perfect basketball and then you can’t leave good enough alone, and then we start playing different.
“Listen, it’s me. I keep saying I gotta figure out a way to figure out the buttons with each individual. I’m just going to keep searching. I tell my coaches and I tell myself we got the right group. But we gotta act right all the time.”