Thomas says Celtics ‘gave up’ (0:39)

4:07 AM ET

BOSTON — A undone Isaiah Thomas voiced beating in a miss of personification time after a Boston Celtics’ 104-88 detriment Friday night to a Golden State Warriors.

“I theory we gave up. we mean, coaching staff as well,” Thomas said. “We started subbing, it was bad. Especially, we usually played 27 minutes. We gave up.”

Thomas certified that his miss of second-half personification time wasn’t a primary reason Boston lost, though he was expected undone by a Celtics’ bad display opposite one of a league’s tip teams during a inhabitant TV broadcast. The Warriors outscored Boston 31-9 in a widespread third-quarter effort.

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    “They strike us and we didn’t strike back,” Celtics star Isaiah Thomas pronounced after a outrageous third entertain propelled a visiting Warriors to a 104-88 win.

  • Thomas was subbed out with 4:52 remaining in a third entertain with a Warriors adult 27 after outscoring Boston by 20 points over a initial 7 mins of a third quarter. Thomas subbed behind in with 5:16 remaining in a fourth entertain and Boston still down 19.

    Boston’s 5-foot-9 All-Star ensure finished with 18 points on 4-of-12 sharpened over 27:35. He was minus-20 in plus/minus. Thomas had scored 20 or some-more points in any of Boston’s initial 11 games, including scoring 30-plus points in a Celtics’ dual wins before Friday’s game.

    “I’m not observant [the third-quarter transformation was] a reason because we lost,” Thomas said. “We couldn’t get stops and they kept scoring and we didn’t play good on a descent finish for a whole quarter. … But we went into panic mode, for whatever reason. That’s because I’m dissapoint with that.”

    Thomas was asked if maybe manager Brad Stevens had begun meditative about Boston’s appearing back-to-back and a revisit to Detroit on Saturday night.

    “Maybe. We panicked too fast,” Thomas said. “Any diversion is winnable. As quick as we can get adult [is] as quick as we can make a comeback. We have a diversion tomorrow, we have to spin a page. But we gotta be some-more unchanging as players and as coaches.”

    It would seem doubtful that Thomas’ comments will means any arrange of emanate with Stevens. Last season, Jae Crowder and Thomas were among those outspoken about a need for Stevens to establish a some-more set rotation. Boston played some of a best basketball once a rotations were set.

    Stevens remarkable during his news discussion that he understands his players’ frustrations with an disproportionate start to a 2016-17 season. The Celtics have played though during slightest dual of their tip 8 players in each diversion this deteriorate with Al Horford (concussion) and Crowder (ankle) carrying missed roughly all of November.

    “The one thing we like about a guys is they’re unhappy after each loss,” Stevens said.

    “I consider that it’s a prolonged year, everybody knows it’s a prolonged year. We’ve got 70 games left. … [Players] comprehend that there are areas that we need to continue to improve, but, during a same time we’ve got a unequivocally tough widen entrance adult and we consider we’re going to proceed it positively.”

    Thomas resolved to spin a page after Friday’s loss.

    “The best players have a shortest memories, either good or bad,” Thomas said. “Once we go to sleep, arise adult tomorrow, we forget about this loss. But we trust we gave up. For whatever reason, they strike us and we didn’t strike back.”


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