The Boston Celtics were embarrassed on Friday night at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was disappointing on all accounts and the team clearly did not look ready to take the floor from the start. Milwaukee dominated the whole game and was even up 16 points at the half. They went on to 99-88 and it wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate.
Brandon Jennings was dominant for the Bucks, scoring 21 points and dishing out 13 assists. His dynamic back court mate Monta Ellis chipped in with 14 points to help pace Milwaukee.
The Bucks bench killed the Celtics, with three different guys scoring 10 points, including Larry Sanders, who has pretty much done nothing in his brief career in Milwaukee.
The Celtics shot the ball poorly all night, shooting only 44% as a team, and only 35% from three point range. The Celtics look like a sluggish team through the first two games of the season and head coach Doc Rivers will need to light a fire under them to get them going.
Paul Pierce in particular had an awful game, shooting 3 of 11 from the floor and turning the ball over four times.
One area that continues to hurt the Celtics is a lack of offensive rebounding and it certainly would help to have a threat on the offensive glass. Unfortunately they just do not have that type of guy and it clearly limits the number of second chance opportunities they will be able to get.
The Celtics look to get back on track against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night in Washington, DC.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18