It seems like the only positive for the Celtics this season is that they continue to beat the Sixers every time they meet.
Otherwise, it’s been a pretty disappointing campaign up in Boston, as Bill Simmons’ squad sits in 5th place, 10.5 games out of first and 2.5 back from the 4th seed currently held by your town, your team.
Jaylen Brown, who averaged 15 and 5 in the Celtics’ playoff series win over Philly last season, admitted that things are not right internally:
“To be honest, I’m not feeling good at all,” Brown told the Boston Globe out in California, where the C’s begin a four-game road trip Tuesday night with a tilt against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. “The losing, it’s not a good feeling. I’m not too good about that.
“Because right now it’s not good. It’s toxic. I can’t really point out one thing. I don’t have all the answers. I’m just going to try to be part of the change. I’m going to try to do my best. That’s all I’ve got to say,” he concluded.
He said the environment needs to change inside the Boston locker room, but Brown added that it requires more than one guy to improve the situation.
“I just try to come out and play hard and hopefully that sparks some [change]. But it’s not just up to one person. It’s up to the whole group,” said Brown. “Everybody has to be on page. If one person’s not on page, it’s going to affect the whole group. I just try to come out and play hard and see where that leaves me.”
The Celtics have the Warriors tonight, then will play the Kings, Lakers, and Clippers over the next six days.
The only remaining game against the Sixers is on Wednesday, March 20th, a game in which Philly will be heading into the second night of a back-to-back, having played in Charlotte the night before.
But it’s a shame to hear that things are toxic in Beantown. Long-suffering Boston fans deserve so much better.