Celtics HC Brad Stevens acknowledges the resiliency of his team following win over Sixers
Coming off a two-game losing skid that included a loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers at home in which they squandered a 28-point lead, Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics bounced back in a big way. That’s by downing the retooled Philadelphia 76ers on the road Tuesday night to the tune of a 112-109.
The win over the Sixers was more than just another stick to add to Boston’s win tally. It was also one that seemed to have rejuvenated the morale of the team that had been thrust into a seeming internal disconnect, made apparent by a recent comment by power forward Marcus Morris, who said that the Celtics were no longer having fun.
For Stevens, the triumph in the City of Brotherly Love was also a clear sign of the Celtics’ ability to recover from bad losses, per Tim Bontemps of ESPN.
“Good teams have clunkers but good teams respond to those with the right effort and approach. That was a good one. … I just thought the whole night we played the right way.”
Prior to the Clippers game, the Celtics also lost to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center despite holding an 18-point lead at one point in the game.
Now that they’re back in the win column plus the fact that Morris has treated his teammates to free cheesesteaks, it appears that everything is fine again in Boston.
The Celtics will look to build on their success in Philly when they host the Detroit Pistons this Wednesday.