A game least expected to turn out a loss versus the opposing team San Antonio Spurs, as the team fell short 96-88.
The Celtics rallied back from their first-half performance and had a 7 point lead at the end of the game, but their shooting just couldn’t quite deliver. This performance disgruntled their coach.
“It’s disappointing to not score in the last three minutes — we had a 25-point quarter leading up into that — should have finished it out with 30-plus point quarter” – Coach Ime Udoka said after the game.
Based on paper, the Celtics fell short as the team just shot 19% from the field and 14% from deep to trail their 30-14 run in the first quarter of the game, which became a heavy burden to bounce back from.
To add salt to injury, the team’s starters only had negative +/- metrics — ending with Tatum, Brown, Schroder, Horford and Smart for a combined 26 for 75 shooting, right around 34.7% from the field.
Celtics coach Ime Udoka had this to say of the Tatum/Brown/Smart/Schröder lineup pic.twitter.com/bI4IcdTug1
— Alexandra Francisco (@ByAlFrancisco) November 27, 2021
Boston is now 10-10 and hopes to bounce back as they face the Toronto Raptors Sunday night.