Playoff Capsule: Boston Celtics

Of all the difficult teams to project in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, arguably the most difficult is the Boston Celtics. Boston's season has been an incredible roller-coaster of winning streaks, losing streaks, key injuries, small injuries to key players and individual hot and cold streaks that it's … [Read more...]

Celtics Use the Elbows to Take Out Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have the league's best defense. Between personnel and scheme, they make it extremely difficult for opposing offenses to score efficiently for any extended period of time. The Boston Celtics have one of the league's worst offenses. Their 100.4 O-Rtg--per just 21st … [Read more...]

Boston’s Veteran Defense Stops Atlanta’s Trickery

The Celtics may have lost to the Hawks in double overtime on Friday night, but Boston was able to send the game to overtime because of their stifling defense on the final possession of regulation Let’s take a look at how they did it. For the the final play of regulation the Hawks had the ball out … [Read more...]

Celtics Horns Pick-and-Roll Gives Rondo Options

Watch just about any five-minute span of a Boston Celtics game and you're bound to see evidence of the incredible brilliance of Rajon Rondo as a passer in action. You're also bound to see Rondo running plenty of pick-and-rolls and/or pick-and-pops. Last season, he used 678 pick-and-roll plays … [Read more...]