Gorman: Celtics’ Energy, Defense Lacking In Second Half Of Games

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — If the Boston Celtics have done anything consistently this season, it has been their uncanny ability to squander leads late in games.

The Celtics dropped their fifth straight on Tuesday night, 109-105 to the Atalanta Hawks, blowing a 23-point halftime lead in the process. Celtics fans shouldn’t be surprised with the outcome, because in just the last month, Boston has blown a 15+ point lead on five different occasions.

For Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman, he hasn’t seen anything like this in his 30 years of calling games.

“You don’t feel secure with leads and you don’t feel confident with leads,” said Gorman. “The convenient excuse or explanation is they stop running in the fourth quarter, and if you look at the numbers the fourth quarter is the slowest of the four quarters (in terms of pace). But their pace in the fourth quarter is still fourth-best…

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