Boston Celtics: Brad Stevens puts all blame on self for team’s struggles

Boston Celtics: Brad Stevens puts all blame on self for team’s struggles

While that is still certainly a possibility given the team's depth and talent, things haven't gone according to plan for Brad Stevens and company and Boston's struggles reached new heights on Sunday evening.

This is a tough one, because as bad as the Celtics have been at times, they're still supremely talented and have a player in Kyrie Irving who's capable of winning games by himself. "When you're in the game, you have a job to do on that possession, you do it". Then if you do it really well over and over again, you have a good team.

"Well-coached teams get there. We're not a well-coached team right now, that's pretty obvious". However, they ran out of time and were defeated (100-94). The Celtics are shooting the third most three-pointers per game (37.6), but the C's only have been able to knock down 35.6 percent, which is good for 14th in the National Basketball Association.

The loss capped a disappointing road trip for the Celtics.

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"We needed this. We're not as good as we think we are", Irving said, via NBC Sports Boston. I said it at the beginning of the season. The excitement is done. Let's check out some of the fans present at this game, shall we? We have challenges. We have barriers to get over as a team and individually. I think down the stretch, we usually in the past, we were a lot more up and down. I'm not going to get too frazzled, too high or too low or stuff like that. It's a long season.

"It's always good to win at home, especially going on a road trip so we're happy about how we played, obviously we'd like to get that Laker game back and go 6-0 during the homestand", McCollum said. It's not the kind of start that many expected with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving healthy, but so far the Celtics look extremely mortal and beatable.

He added, "We come out, and clearly we outmatch teams at dang near every position".