Once again the Celtics put forth an admirable effort but fell short. Isiah Thomas continues to struggle shooting the ball and had a couple of crucial turnovers towards the end of the game. The loss isn't completely on Thomas though, the whole team can't buy a basket. The Bulls are clearly a better team, but the fact is that if Thomas isn't playing well, the Celtics have no chance against most NBA teams. All offseason the talk was that the Celtics depth was amongst one of the best in the league. It certainly doesn't seem that way right now as the team is dependent on one player's success on that particular night.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens missed the game in Chicago in order to visit former Butler player Andrew Smith. Smith is quite sick and it was the right thing to do for Stevens to visit him. Here's to Smith getting through this and if Steven's visiting him helps him and his family in any way it is well worth missing a game.
The Celtics are currently bunched up with seemingly every other team besides Cleveland in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, the touted depth of the Celtics will show up and propel the team to the playoffs. Time will tell, but the Celtics need to improve drastically if they plan on making the playoffs for the second year in a row.