Isaiah Thomas: Celtics gave up against Warriors
The Celtics were the first team to successfully win at Oracle Arena last season, and have formed sort of a rivalry with the west coast powerhouse.
This was a game circled on the team’s calendar, but it didn’t turn out in their favor.
Once down by seven at halftime, the Celtics lost control of the game and ended up on the wrong side of a 24-3 run in the third quarter.
Thomas was upset after the game and called out players and the coaching staff alike about the third quarter massacre.
“We gave up. Coaches too, started subbing. I don’t know how I only played 27 minutes. We gave up.”
The Celtics have had injury issues with center Al Horford out for the ninth straight game due to a concussion, and Crowder has missed his eighth straight game with a sprained ankle.
“They’re really good, and we all know that. But you just can’t have droughts against them. They can make it a landslide quickly. Going six straight possessions without scoring, that just crushes you.”