The Clippers outscored the Celtics 75-44 from that point on, coming back from 28 points down to beat Boston 123-112. He noted multiple times that the recent stretch - even when the team was winning - has not been "fun".
And atop of the team's attitude issues, he reiterated their lack of enjoyment this season - "Immean... it hasn't been fun for a long time, man".
Irving missed the end of last season and the playoffs after having surgery on his left knee to remove two screws from his patella that were inserted in 2015 to fix a fracture he suffered during that year's NBA Finals. "They're enjoying everything, they're playing together, and they're playing to win". To see their former point guard in Rajon Rondo hit a game-winner at the TD Garden while wearing a Lakers uniform is something that had to make the city of Boston sick to their stomach.
Sitting at 35-21 and 6.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics will have to snap out of their off-court funk or they'll be tangled in a battle just to earn home court in the first round of the playoffs. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals".More news: Miley Cyrus & Shawn Mendes Rehearse For Their Dolly Parton Duet
But Stevens said the injury wasn't to blame for his team's collapse.
"I mean, for me, it's not really about the loss", Morris said. "We have to genuinely want to win". If you want to take me out the lineup and get some juice in it, I'm with it.
"This is the team we're rocking with".