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Kevin Garnett talked to the Celtics about hyenas and history after Friday's loss.BOSTON -- Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett addressed his teammates following a 99-88 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and stressed two key themes: hyenas and history.
We'll just let Garnett try to explain:
"Hyenas. Running in packs means that we help each other," he said. "Since I’ve been here, we’ve built the code on what these great organizations have been built on -- and that’s history. And that’s gained not by individual, but by team. And I just spoke upon that with everybody in here, without the coaches and everybody. Just letting all the new guys know what it is to be a [Celtic], reiterating that and letting them understand the severity of putting this jersey on and everything that comes with it. I won’t go into that -- it’s none of y’all business -- but I had to reiterate it tonight. I thought tonight was the perfect night to do that."
The Celtics are 0-2 and while Garnett said there's no panic in the Celtics' locker room after losses to Miami and Milwaukee, he clearly wanted to hammer home the notion that Boston needs to work as a group in order to achieve its goals.
Courtney Lee, one of Boston's offseason additions, tried his best to explain where Garnett was going with his animal analogy, noting that the Celtics need to be like a "pack of hyenas, stalking its prey, circling around it, waiting for it to be at its weakest point, and then moving in for the kill, all at once, together."
Lee added: "Then they get to eat the prey together. It’s all about acting together for the benefit of the team."
The Celtics get a chance to put hyenas and history to work when they visit the Washington Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back Saturday in the nation's capital.