Lackadaisical dirty word for Celtics

Despite winning streak, they're not good enough to win with halfhearted effort

Updated: November 14, 2013, 9:57 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Three letters greeted the Boston Celtics on their whiteboard after Wednesday's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats: DTR.

That's basketball shorthand for Dressed, Taped, Ready. It's also often shorthand for be prepared to work your tail off in practice.

Day-after-game workouts for the Celtics often have been light, particularly with the team navigating a minefield of an early-season schedule that features 19 games over the first 31 days of the season.

But even with a back-to-back ...

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