Marcus Morris calls out Celtics teammates following collapse against the Clippers

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Celtics squander 28-point lead to Clippers after losing Kyrie Irving to knee injury

The Celtics were listed as 11.5-point favorites in the game, and it's safe to say no one could've predicted the final two quarters would unfold as they did. They have won 10 of their last 12 games, with their two losses during that stretch coming in close games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

"I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench - they're jumping on the court, they're enjoying their teammates' success". But now we have a little more insight to just how serious (or not) the injury to Irving really is. "We have to genuinely want to win".

Still, a 21-point halftime lead at home against a team that recently shipped off arguably its best scorer appeared to be a large enough cushion, even without Irving.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he only implemented a couple of offensive sets and broke down the team's defense to its most simple form, hoping the newcomers could grasp most of basic concepts the team was implementing. That has to be the first goal.

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The Celtics will look to bounce back from their consecutive losses when they travel to take on their rival Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

I'm trying to win and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win...

"For us to be a championship team, man, this s-- has to change", he said. If you want to take me out the lineup and get some juice in it, I'm with it. We're going to lose games, but we don't have no attitude, we don't have no toughness, we ain't having fun. So, at the end of the day, man - it's unacceptable what we did tonight. "It's just not fun", Morris said. "It's unacceptable for what we did with a team of our caliber". "If that means we need to play different rotations, call different things, start differently in quarters than we are, whatever the case may be there's an answer out there and we just have to find it".

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