Brad Stevens - 16-game win streak "little bit of a mirage"
Not getting too high on the good or too low on the bad works in the NBA and in life. Brad Stevens seems to agree. During the 16-game win streak, Brad has been saying that the Celtics were not as good as their record would indicate. The defense has been exquisite, but the offense needs work.
"Like I told you earlier, we're not as good as the 16-game winning streak, but we do have a lot of resolve." - #Celtics Brad Stevens.
So the illusion of the mirage created by the 16-game win streak has disappeared, and I would not doubt that it brings a bit of relief to Stevens. The loss has revealed the reality that Brad had expressed all along. As very good as this team is, there is no room for complacency. The reality of a good shot at a championship is still there. Improve the offense while not backing off on the stellar defense, and it can happen.