I suppose there are reasons to be upset about last night's loss to the Wiz, but frankly they are hardly substantial enough for me to give a shit. The C's offense looked paltry again, as 78 points would attest. Against a middle of the road D like Washington's that's hardly cutting the cake. Yesterday's woes can partially be attributed to the lack of Rondo, but it seems rather apparent that there is more of an issue than just Rajon's absence. According to Hollinger the Celtics are currently eighth in the league in offensive efficiency (points per 100 possessions.) This is hardly bad. It is just there are nights like last where you see the whole team struggle offensively for long stretches and you wonder why the Triumvirate can't squeeze out more buckets. Like Ziller recently mentioned, to the non-homer the Celtics are pretty boring. They are a torrid defensive team, and their offense seems to suffer from this intensive focus on the other end of the floor.
And I am absolutely fine with this, and you'd be crazy to disagree as a C's fan. Yes, I wish Tony Allen wasn't the "backup point guard", and I hope we get someone at that position who can create for others. Yes, the whole team still commits way too many silly turnovers, even though we are 40 games in with exhibitions and there are few excuses for being sloppy. Yes, Ray Allen often gets lost in the offense and is having a weak year by his standards. And yes, we probably need another center. But fuck it. The Celtics are 30-5. They allow 87 points a game. The defense has been there the entire season, including last night. So while I yearn for more offensive dynamics, it's hard to be begging for anything with a .857 winning percentage.