"We have a myriad of issues we have to fix".
In what was a dominant wire-to-wire effort for the Celtics, who at one point led by as much as 58 points, Stevens got nearly everybody involved, as 10 of his 11 players hit double-digits in minutes by the night's end.
There no surprises here, either, as the Celtics opened the game up on a 17-0 run and never looked back.
Here we are two weeks later and the Celtics are playing their best basketball of the season with a five-game winning streak, and the offense is roaring.
It broke the team record of 51 points, set in 1962 when the Celtics routed the Philadelphia Warriors, 153-102.
The 56-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history, surpassing a 51-point win (153-102) over the Philadelphia Warriors on March 7, 1962.
After that, it was time to get to the games. Guershon Yabusele (sprained right ankle) will not be available.
"Win one, lose one, win one, lose one for the past eight", Davis said.
The Bulls led by as many as 14 in its ninth loss in 10 games.
Since that embarrassment, the Celtics have gone 6-1, improving to 15-10, with the lone loss coming to the Dallas Mavericks on November 24.
"Yeah, I was surprised, " said Davis.
Hayward continues to shake the rust off and has gotten comfortable being a playmaker with the reserves. Portis suffered an MCL injury in his right knee two nights later and has been sidelined for the past 23 games. He has made at least one 3 in 39 consecutive games dating to last season. They are now up to 110.3 points thanks to the recent surge.
"(We have to) keep that same energy", Boston's Kyrie Irving told reporters after the win over the Knicks, according to the Boston Herald. "But we take it one game at a time, continue to get better and take advantage of the opportunity that we have every single night that we play against the great teams in the National Basketball Association". "There's no [difference] in philosophy of how we're going to do this and what we think is important". Before the Monday night game, Boylen said he "absolutely" planned a more hard practice for Sunday, but his plan changed.
De'Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display Monday night.
So it was another instance of the Celtics plugging holes, a formula they had down pat throughout last season.