The New Jersey Nets defeated the Boston Celtics yesterday, earning the Nets just their 6th win of the season.
On the same day the Celtics hung a sign in their locker room aimed at inspiring the team to get its act together, Boston stumbled through an inexcusable 104-96 loss to the lowly Nets at the TD Garden.
The sign in the locker room reads, “Individuals win games, but teams win titles.” It was born after the team watched the HBO documentary “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” instead of practicing Friday.
Maybe they should have practiced. Boston showed up for the first three minutes, built a double-digit lead over the five-win (now six-win) Nets, then promptly disappeared.