Paul Pierce has played on some pretty awful Celtics teams in his career, teams that were used to hearing the boo birds from their own crowd. Last night, during a 20-point drubbing at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies, those terrible memories came flooding back into Paul’s mind.
The Boston faithful were less than pleased with the team’s effort, and considering the season-long frustration with everything that’s happened to the Celtics, it was not surprising to hear the frustration being voiced.
The Boston Globe captured Pierce’s reaction to the crowd’s hostility:
“Yeah it surprises me,” said Pierce. “You come out on your home court, get this kind of loss, and get booed by your home court I haven’t been on a court where we’ve been booed … it’s been a couple times this year.
It’s been about five or six years since I’ve seen that. We’re still 17 games over .500. All the fans want is a constant effort night in and night out. I think we gotta be more consistent with that regardless of if we win or lose.”
Head coach Doc Rivers believes, that despite his preference not to do so, it may finally be time to make changes with his rotations. Exactly what those changes are, remains to be seen.
The C’s are currently tied with Atlanta in the Eastern Conference Playoff race for third place, but newcomer Rasheed Wallace isn’t quite ready to sound the alarm yet. He’s seen a lot worse during his time in the League. Not exactly the most hopeful message, but it’s better than outright panic.