|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM|
I think it's safe to say that Wallace has been the most outspoken Celtic this season, and it was no different after the Celtics 101-83 loss to the Thunder.
"We laid down," Wallace said. "We let them do whatever they wanted to do. They ran their offense, executed. They got whatever shot they wanted to get. They scored however they wanted to score, and we didn’t do anything about it. We didn’t man up tonight, and it showed out on the court."
"If you're a player in this league, there's no way you can not take those guys serious, no matter who's playing," scolded Wallace. "I think the main thing was we just laid down. I think we felt like, because [Durant] wasn't playing, that they were just going to … hand us the win, and that wasn't the case. They came out in the second half, competed, took it to us, and it was kind of like [we] just laid down."
Added Wallace: "I'm very disappointed. We play a game like we did Wednesday short-handed, and then we come in tonight on our home court on top of all that, and we just lay down. This should have been a bigger challenge for us than the Washington game was. It seemed like we showed up and competed in that game, where we didn’t in this game."
Did the Celtics lay down? Or were they just lacking players? Green was M.I.A after his 39 point performance. He was some what aggressive, but it wasn't enough at all. The Celtics just lacked focus coming out of halftime, they were out scored 27-13 in the third. That's not good at all, especially on your home floor.