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Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s stern message amid Boston fans booing team

Ime Udoka, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Celtics

The Boston Celtics are not off to a good start this season. Ime Udoka and his new team have now lost two games in a row. The first Celtic loss was a double-overtime thriller on the road against the New York Knicks. This one, though, was a lot more rough: they were thoroughly blown out by the Toronto Raptors at home. The Celtics performance was not at all appreciated by the home crowd, who began booing the team.

After the Celtics-Raptors game, Udoka spoke about those boos, saying that: (via Keith Smith)

“We know the passion of the crowd…We deserved it the way we played.”

It was just an awful display from the Celtics, as they couldn’t get anything going on both ends of the floor. Was it because they were still tired after losing in double OT a few days ago? Udoka certainly doesn’t think so, because, as he points out:

“It looked like we could have been tired from the double overtime game, but no excuses. We got a good day of rest yesterday. And New York went in and beat Orlando, so no excuses there.”

The Celtics have championship aspirations, as is tradition for the fanbase. They are counting on Udoka’s fresh take on coaching to help them get over the second-round hump they’ve been experiencing. However, losing in a blowout to a team without their best player is not the way to go, no matter which way you look at it.

Hopefully, the Celtics can get their act together soon. Brown and Tatum are too good to not make it big in the NBA and win a championship. With Udoka holding him and the team accountable, though, they are looking like they’re on the right track.