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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 19:28

Gerald Wallace on Boston Celtics: "We're the team that's all talk."

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Veteran forward Gerald Wallace has been very vocal throughout his first few months in Boston with the Celtics, rarely holding back in criticism when asked to evaluate the team.

After Tuesday night's 129-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Wallace was back at it again.

The Celtics were pummeled by Denver, as they let up 103 points in just the game's first three quarters. The Nuggets sunk 14 three-pointers and outrebounded Boston 56-35, which had Wallace questioning the team's drive at the culmination of the game.

"I'm very surprised." Wallace said. "Right now, we're the team that's all talk. We talk about how we want to get better. We talk about things we need to do to get better. It's easy to go out and practice and do it. Practice doesn't really apply to anything with making yourself better."

Wallace kept going, adding that Boston simply just isn't getting it done on game day. 

"When they turn the lights on, when it really counts, when it's about the team and making the team better and trying to win, we don't do it," he said.

The Celtics are in the midst of a five-game losing skid, and have dropped eight of their last nine overall. Because of this, Wallace said that he thinks each player needs to stop thinking about themselves and more about the overall product.

"Like I said, guys gotta look in the mirror man," he said. "It's gotta be the individual. It's gotta be a timeout for I and what I can do to help us win? What can I do to help the team win? What can I come out on the court and provide to make our team better?"

Wallace is currently playing for his fifth NBA team in 13 years, and the 31-year-old is a former All-Star from back in 2010. He is averaging 4.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 22.4 minutes per game off of the bench this year with the C's.

"Right now it's too much of "I," too many guys trying to do it on their own and in this league, that's hard to do," he said.

The Celtics won't have much time to think about Wallace's comments, as they try and reverse their luck and get back on track tonight, Wednesday, in Los Angeles against old friend Doc Rivers and the Clippers.