Ian Thomsen: Celtics' history affords Brad Stevens freedom to rebuild at own pace
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 2, 2013
"In the last six to eight minutes we played tight, I thought," Brad Stevens said after his first win at home had turned into a horrifying 105-98 loss to the rebuilding Bucks. The Celtics, who aren't built to win just yet, have neither, and into those vacuums leaped Milwaukee center Zaza Pachulia, a career 6.8-points-per-game substitute, to disrupt the game at both ends. Before the opening tip he watched Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner hijack the court by invitation to raise the latest of the eight championships won over the last dozen years by all four major franchises in this spoiled, demanding city.