It was an ugly beginning for the Boston Celtics. They lost their start three games at home and were staring at a 2-5 tape. They rode a three-game losing streak into a three-game road trip afterwards a humiliating habitation loss to the Chicago Bulls when they blew a 19-signal lead in the third quarter and lost by 14.
That’due south when Marcus Smart stepped in with a controversial comment. The Celtics baby-sit publicly called out the two stars of the team — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — and it might just be what they needed.
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The effort of the Celtics had been in question after just two games this season. Later getting embarrassed past the Toronto Raptors at home, Tatum admitted the Celtics failed to friction match the intensity level of the Raptors.
“We know why we lost,” Tatum said, according to Mass Live. “They only played harder than we did, played tougher. Information technology wasn’t rocket scientific discipline. We’re all professionals. We’re all adults. We understood what had happened.”
It was after their third straight loss at home when Smart came right out with no filter.
“Every team knows we’re trying to go to Jayson and Jaylen,” he said postgame, according to CLNS Media. “Every team is programmed and studied to stop Jayson and Jaylen. I think everybody’s scouting report is to brand those guys pass the ball. They don’t desire to pass the brawl.”
“At that place’southward merely and then much I can exercise without the ball in my hands and just stand in the corner,” Smart said. “We’re running plays for our best players and every team knows that. They practice a great task of shutting that down. When they close that downward, we can’t keep trying to go to those guys.
“Like I said, for me, I can but practise then much standing in the corner.”