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Gresh and Zo kicked off Thursday’s show talking about the Celtics Game 6 loss in Philadelphia.
Neither were happy with the Celtics effort, as the C’s shot just 31-percent from the floor and never put up a fight in the close-out game.
“Put us in the idiot category. We thought it was over, we thought it was sewn up. The Celtics go into Philadelphia and lose Game 6 in, what was at times, un-watchable basketball,” said Gresh. “They never got anything going offensively. As much as we credited the bench in Game 5, they disappointed in Game 6.”
“I didn’t see it coming. I thought they would close it out,” added Gresh. “Some would say it was good defense, I thought it was just bad offense.”
“They looked flat and they looked dead last night,” said Zolak.
“Credit Philadelphia for taking advantage of every game in this series where Boston screwed up where they didn’t come to pay,” added Zo. “Give Philly credit for hitting shots and and hanging in. Because that’s what the Celtics have done in this series; they’ve allowed this team to extend it to seven. They haven’t taken it away from them, they haven’t earned it. They’ve done what they’ve had to do, and Celtics, it’s your fault.”
The biggest microscope is on Rajon Rondo, as he looked out-of-sync and disinterested throughout the game.
“Rajon Rondo, thank you for supporting everything I thought you were. Really, he’s a damn good player, he’s not great,” said Zolak. “If he’s a great player, he makes a difference in that game. The Big Three have to slap him around, and he needs a pep talk from Paul Pierce in a close-out game on the road. You tell me how that emits greatness?”
Why can’t the Celtics seem to close out series this season? And what does it mean for Game 7 in the Garden on Saturday?