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Rivers bothered by foolish play

Celtics coach says team played like high schoolers in loss to Houston

Updated: April 3, 2010, 12:41 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The calendar said April 2. But considering the way his team played, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers thought for sure it was still April 1.

From rushed shots to unnecessary fouls to missed free throws to losing the battle on loose balls, Rivers was baffled by his team's inability to make quality decisions and execute the most routine fundamentals Friday night.

The result? A head-shaking 119-114 overtime loss to an injury-ravaged Houston Rockets squad that really had no business ...

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