According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski – Celtics head coach Brad Stevens last night held a late meeting with the group’s leaders, to discuss the frustration that was on display in their locker-room after their game two loss to the Miami Heat.
Woj reported that Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown came together just after one o clock in the morning. He opened the floor, and let the players talk through their emotions – and to smooth over the audible frustration and tension that was widely reported on after the match.
According to Woj’s sources – Marcus Smart spoke strongly on their tendency to fall asleep at the wheel for long stretches of their recent contests, and he was upset with the amount of turnovers they had as a group, especially in game two.
Apparently, they also spoke about the likely re-inclusion of Gordon Hawyward into their line-up for game three, and how that would look from a chemistry and cohesion standpoint.
It is important to note, that there was no physical confrontation in the locker room (only verbal), and that the Celtics coaching staff were confident that the issues had been smoothed over in preparation for game three on Saturday (ET).