Here are the Celtics links from last night’s loss to the Bulls.
Scott Souza says that the Celtics looked like a team in desperate need of a rest. Gary Washburn has the Bulls taking advantage of a tired Celtics team. Mark Murphy has the done in by poor free throw shooting among other things. Robert Lee has the Bulls leading from start to finish in this one. Bill Doyle has the Celtics showing a lot of fatigue in this one. Jim Fenton has the Celtics wrapping up a stretch of six games in nine nights with the loss. A. Sherrod Blakely says that the Celtics energy and shots were both flat all night long.
Frank Dell’Apa notes that with Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace out, it’s been much tougher to get the ball to Kendrick Perkins. Steve Bulpett has the fans paying the price for the brutal schedule stretch for the Celtics. Jessica Camerato says that the Bulls didn’t have revenge on their minds last night. Evans Clinchy says that Wallace sure picked an inopportune time to hurt his foot. Chris Forsberg promises that better days are ahead for the Celtics. Rich Levine says that the Celtics never had a shot last night.
Chad Finn has Celtics legend Kevin McHale weighing in on his former team.
Bulpett has Derrick Rose and the Bulls still adjusting to the loss of Ben Gordon.
Washburn’s notebook has Doc Rivers hoping KG will be back a week from today. Murphy’s notebook also targets the 22nd for the return of Garnett. Lee’s Celtics Journal has Glen Davis’ flagrant 1 foul from Monday being rescinded by the league. Souza’s notebook has the Celtics hoping to get back both Garnett and Wallace next week. Doyle’s notebook has Doc Rivers getting a rare chance to see his younger son Austin play in Massachusetts tomorrow. Fenton’s notebook looks at the Celtics struggles at home this season. Forsberg’s notebook has more on the anticipated returns of KG and Wallace. Blakely’s notebook says that injuries are really starting to take a toll on this team.