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CelticsBlog 2 hours ago
Celtics fail to match Chicago’s physicality in loss

Celtics fail to match Chicago’s physicality in loss

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Boston’s win streak ended in painful fashion. Against the Chicago Bulls, a familiar narrative returned to the forefront: physicality. Despite the Celtics starting the game hot, jumping out to a 9-0 start, and dominating the opening exchanges of the first quarter, the Chicago Bulls stood firm before making some adjustments that would ultimately win them the game. The primary adjustment from Chicago’s side was to pack the paint and use their length to disrupt the Celtics’ offensive drives. The Bulls’ aren’t just long; they’re a...
CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Sloppy, shorthanded loss: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Bulls

Sloppy, shorthanded loss: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Bulls

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Boston six-game win streak was snapped in a messy performance at home 1. Danny Ainge was on the broadcast for the Celtics Monday night alongside Brian Scalabrine. Ainge was a broadcaster for a while previously, so he has plenty of experience as the color man on a call. The challenge this time around was that Ainge could only say so much about the Bulls players. Because of the NBA’s tampering rules, Ainge was fairly muted in his comments on Chicago. It was things like “He’s a good shooter. Can’t leave him open.” and “He’s...
CelticsBlog 8 hours ago
Parquet plays: wide pindowns to get Tatum, Brown in space

Parquet plays: wide pindowns to get Tatum, Brown in space

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics went to the same down screen action twice to spring their top scorer free. When the game is on the line in the fourth quarter, the ball belongs in the hands of your best player. Brad Stevens worked throughout the fourth on Monday night to run plays that would place the rock in the hands of Jayson Tatum. The idea was simple: get Tatum the ball on the move, not just standing on the wing where he’d have to play one-on-one with Garrett Temple, a cagey veteran and terrific individual defender. Stevens dialed up a few wide...
CelticsBlog 10 hours ago
Celtics PRIDE podcast: Williams and Thompson on D, Tatum’s incredible stretch, and Walker’s assists

Celtics PRIDE podcast: Williams and Thompson on D, Tatum’s incredible stretch, and Walker’s assists

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via The winning streak may be over, but the team is peaking at the right time with the playoffs just a few weeks away. On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike discuss the recent win streak and what has changed for this team in the past weeks. This includes: the defensive impact of Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams role clarity for players up and down the roster and in rotations Kemba Walker’s improved play including increased assist numbers and general ball movement Jayson Tatum’s exceptional stretch Has the team’s...
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Tremont Waters Shows Off ‘Knack’ With Celtics Down Ball Handlers

The Boston Celtics were low on ball handlers and it showed in a narrow loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Sophomore guard Tremont Waters had a huge hand in making things interesting, though. Head coach Brad Stevens plugged him into the lineup to start the fourth quarter, and in that time he and Tatum […] The post Tremont Waters Shows Off ‘Knack’ With Celtics Down Ball Handlers appeared first on NESN.com.