I think its safe to say no one likes it when fans make excuses for their team when they are losing/lose. I read frequent posts by a lot of fans admonishing other fans for using excuses for your favorite teams woes. Almost every fan, at some time or another, finds themselves on one side or the other, and occasionally somewhere in the middle of this debate. Still, I find it interesting you can't argue there are real reasons as to why your team is on a losing streak.
Yes, injuries are part of the game and so are the Refs. So, at the risk of excuses the real and factual reason for the C's recent 3 game skid was simply...they need KG.
Some say well you got 3 other All-Stars in Ray, PP, and Sheed. But without KG's perimeter defense and leadership, Boston has looked lost against lower competition and mediocre versus stiffer contenders. Combine that with Glen Davis' slow return process, injuries to Daniels early on, Pierces knee infection, and Sheeds foot only compounds the loss of KG.
Last nights win against Portland shows what impact KG has for our team. Of course, it was obvious KG was slow and lacked explosiveness. However, he is the motivator and the glue that holds our team together when he's on the floor. So, I don't think its any wonder Boston won a close one last night. Without KG these close wins are close losses. Now, if we can only get 100% healthy...