One of the few bright spots for the Celtics in a dark and dreary overtime loss to the Pistons Sunday night was the energetic play of veteran Gerald Wallace.

Wallace scored just two points but grabbed eight rebounds in 12:38 of playing time. The 32-year old seemed to have more pep to his step than guys on his squad 7-10 years younger than him.

The 13-year veteran addressed the team, after they stunk up the joint, shooting 36% from the field in a game that was still winnable at the end:

It's good to hear Wallace speak up. His demeanor has noticeably done a 180 from last season, when he didn't sound like a guy too pleased to be with the Celts. Let's hope the young guys are listening to their veteran leader.

Boston was outscored 42-28 in the fourth quarter plus overtime as the victory slipped away. That's not something that can happen when you are playing in front of your charged up home crowd who are eager for a playoff berth.

Wallace is spitting the truth. Every game down the stretch should be like a Game Seven for the C's. The loss put the green in a logjam for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with Indiana and Charlotte.

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Rob Welch 3/23/2015 09:17:00 AM Edit
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