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Al Horford says two LA losses were bad, will make Celtics better in the long run

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The Boston Celtics are on a two-game losing streak, as the team has lost to the Lakers and Clippers in back-to-back games at home. Celtics big man Al Horford says both losses were bad, but will make the team better in the long run.

Boston lost to the Lakers on a game-winning shot by Rajon Rondo at the buzzer. The Celtics’ loss to the Clippers was much worse, though. The team blew a 28-point lead and lost by 11. The fans at the TD Garden booed the players off the court and small forward Marcus Morris said guys are playing too selfishly in the post game locker room.

After two days to digest over the loss to the Clippers, the Celtics were back at practice on Monday and Horford says the team addressed Morris’ comments.

Boston is 35-21 on the season, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. It’s not like the sky is falling for the Celtics, but this season hasn’t gone the way many pundits thought it would. Before the season began, pretty much everyone picked Boston to cruise through the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James is out West. With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back and healthy, the Celtics looked primed to be championship contenders.

That hasn’t been the case so far, though, as Boston has so far resembled a team which looks like it could be bounced in the first-round of the playoffs. We’ll see if Horford is right about the team becoming better from the two bad losses to the Lakers and Clippers moving forward.