Danny Ainge responded to speculation that the Boston Celtics are attempting to tank.

“They’re not paying attention,” Ainge said of the fans who may believe the team is losing on purpose. “They’re not watching all the games. They’re not watching all the exhibition games and they’re not at practice. That certainly is not the case. Anybody that’s informed that sees what goes on day-to-day would not make those conclusions.”

The Celtics have a 1-4 record and may soon get Rajon Rondo back in the lineup.