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Danny Ainge says Celtics have been ‘inconsistent’ this season

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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says his team has been too “inconsistent” this season.

Ainge isn’t disappointed with how the Celtics’ season has gone because it’s not over yet. However, the 60-year-old says the team has had a bunch of lapses throughout the season.

“Inconsistent,” Ainge said when asked to evaluate the Celtics, via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. “We look good in stretches of each game. We look good some games.

“There’s been a few games here and there when we’ve played really well. It’s like you take one step forward and take a step backward, and then you take two steps forward and take another step back. I like a lot of our energy. Again, I’m not making excuses. I’m not panicking. I feel much better about our team today than I did two weeks ago.”

Before the 2018-19 season started, the Celtics were the overwhelming favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

Entering Tuesday, Boston has a record of 43-28, which is good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Because the team has so much talent, the Celtics can still go on a deep playoff run and win the East, but they are going to have to flip a switch, something critics don’t believe is possible.