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Rivers: 'They kicked our butts'

Second-chance shots silence sluggish Celtics

Updated: November 14, 2009, 11:14 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A hand-scrawled first-half statistical comparison remained on the whiteboard inside the Celtics' locker room following a 97-86 loss to the Hawks on Friday at the TD Garden.

The key stat -- rebounding -- was circled to emphasize Atlanta's 25-13 advantage in that category over the first two quarters of play. Maybe the coaching staff should have highlighted it better.

The Celtics were unable to make the necessary adjustments as the Hawks finished with a 47-29 edge on the glass, ...

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