Isaiah Thomas is Fed up With The Celtics’ Recent Roster ‘Experimenting’
The Boston Celtics’ MVP candidate, Isaiah Thomas was vocally frustrated afterMonday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after being up by double digits. It hurt a little more because the Celts were coming off a heartbreaking defeat to the Phoenix Suns a few days earlier.
The All-Star point guard sat at his locker in full uniform for nearly 30 minutes after yesterday’s loss, he explained his anger to reporters — “We should have won this game,” Thomas said, via ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg. “We should have won (Sunday) night (in Phoenix). We can’t be experimenting in Game (64).” Thomas took issue with head coach Brad Stevens’ lineup choices, calling the changes “experimenting.”
Stevens gave inexperienced players Jordan Mickey and James Young minutes on Sunday and Monday and even had a lineup he has never used before: Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Young and Jordan Mickey. Avery Bradley and Al Horford, both starters, didn’t play Sunday, while Horford and Jonas Jerebko were inactive Monday. But Thomas doesn’t want excuses, the Celtics have the talent to bring another championship to Bostson.
“It’s just the way we lost (Monday) was unacceptable,” he added. “We lost the game in the last 15 minutes of the game. We played a really good game up until the last 15 minutes. “And that’s the players’ fault, the coaches’ fault, that’s everybody in this locker room’s fault. We could have done a lot better.”