Rivers Takes Blame for Celtics Struggles
They fell to 5-9 with a turnover-gorged 79-71 loss to Phoenix at the Garden. As (Rajon) Rondo-dependent as the Celtics now appear, their coach isn’t letting them, or himself, off the hook that easily.
“I told the guys this is more of me and my staff,” Doc Rivers said. “We’ve got to figure out something with our offense. The offense is awful. It’s funny, even at halftime we had a ton of open shots, but they’re still all jump shots.
“Nothing in the paint, no drives, and that part you can say is Rondo. But we’ve got to do a better job of moving the ball and getting it low. The times we did that, I thought we were effective. But not enough.”