Morris questions Celtics' attitude after latest collapse

Tanya Simon
February 11, 2019

Boston's leading scorer, Kyrie Irving, scored 14 points before sustaining a right knee sprain with about four minutes left in the first half, and he did not play in the second.

After blowing a 28-point lead at home, the Celtics were booed off the court as the Clippers picked up a 123-112 win to mark the second consecutive victory for a Los Angeles team in Boston.

After losing 129-128 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, it seemed there was no way the Boston Celtics could suffer a more shocking loss-given it was Rajon Rondo who hit the game-winner on Thursday.

The Celtics blew an 18-point lead against the Los Angeles Lakers two nights earlier. He was one of eight Clippers in double digits, including all five starters, and Montrezl Harrell led the way with 21 off the bench.

Toward the bigger picture, Celtics forward Marcus Morris pulled no punched in his postgame comments, describing Boston's effort at "unacceptable".

Irving finished with 14 points and two assists in 14 minutes.

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The Red Sox also beat the Dodgers in the World Series, back in October.

"We had yesterday's practice and today's shootaround so we were able to put a couple of things in", coach Doc Rivers said.

And atop of the team's attitude issues, he reiterated their lack of enjoyment this season - "Immean... it hasn't been fun for a long time, man". Irving clipped his knee in the 2nd quarter of action, never to return - his injury to be re-assessed this afternoon by team officials.

The Clippers have enjoyed plenty of bright spots during the season, but I wouldn't expect too much from them the rest of the season as they have no intentions to make the playoffs if the trade of Tobias Harris was anything to go by.

Clippers: Monday's game against the Timberwolves completes a six-game trip, during which the team will have traveled approximately 6,659 miles - the fifth-most in the league this season, according to travelmath.com. The Celtics went 25 for 31 from the free throw line, snapping a streak of two straight games without missing a foul shot. They improved to 3-2 on the trip.

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