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Old 11-10-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Why are the Celtics doing so well?

What is it about this current celtics team that just won 10 straight.

Is it kyrie (who is playing fairly average for his standards)?
Is it the two young players?
Coach?

Discuss. No fking trolls
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why are the Celtics doing so well?

great defense
balanced offense
arguably the best closer in the league
great coach
3-pt shooting

don't need much else, tbh.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why are the Celtics doing so well?

Coaching is a big part of it, but it hasn't improved over last year, so that's not the right answer in this context.

The biggest difference is defensive length. Kyrie has much more length than IT and so far has played much better defense, plus he can be serviceable on somewhat taller wing players when needed. Brown (didn't play a ton) and Tatum are way longer than Bradley and way more athletic than Crowder. Plus Baynes and Theis are much better defensively than Amir and Olynyk.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why are the Celtics doing so well?

Ainge is playing chess while other GM's are playing checkers.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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great coach. if you look at the teams in the league, those with a great coach are easily a cut above the rest. only idiots say coaches don't matter.

yeah. look at GSW, Spurs, and Celtics and tell me that with a straight face.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #6
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great coach. if you look at the teams in the league, those with a great coach are easily a cut above the rest. only idiots say coaches don't matter.

yeah. look at GSW, Spurs, and Celtics and tell me that with a straight face.

With straight face coach doesn't matter in GSW case aka Luke Walton.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why are the Celtics doing so well?

Biggest reason is Baynes and Theis are bigs that actually play like bigs and not like guards (Astonishing! Big man play still matters!) Rebounds and interior defense. Tatum is also an excellent rebounder. That was their biggest weakness last year.

Tatum offensively gives them a dimension they lacked last year. A third scorer behind Irving (IT) and Horford.

And Irving/Brown is a taller and longer backcourt than IT/Bradley. No size mismatches.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:03 PM   #8
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- Great coach with a locked in defensive mentality.
- Long players that are young, quick, can switch and guard multiple players.
- Great depth.

Right now their attack or middle of the road mediocre with a historically good defense. We also have players like Tatum shooting 52% from 3. Law of averages will set in at some point for this team. I'm very excited about next week. I kinda hope now that they continue their W form until they play the Dubs. They will 100% take them seriously if that's the case.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 PM   #9
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What is it about this current celtics team that just won 10 straight.

Is it kyrie (who is playing fairly average for his standards)?
Is it the two young players?
Coach?

Discuss. No fking trolls
Their offense actually drop from last season.

But their defense is somehow #1 in the NBA.

So it must be their defense.

Also, Al Horford's been shooting lights out and rebounding like his prime self. I expect them to lose the a few games now with him injured.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:20 PM   #10
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Their offense actually drop from last season.

But their defense is somehow #1 in the NBA.

So it must be their defense.

Also, Al Horford's been shooting lights out and rebounding like his prime self. I expect them to lose the a few games now with him injured.


did you see how well theis and baynes played in horfords place?

They got hornets, raptors and nets next...
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why are the Celtics doing so well?

- It's our big men playing so well. Horford, Baynes and Theis.

- The wings are hitting their outside shots consistently, Brown, Tatum, Smart, Rozier and even Morris can all hit 3s.

- No one is sleeping on defense.

- That Horford/Kyrie high pick is deadly. It opens lots of offensive options.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:12 PM   #12
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Ainge is playing chess while other GM's are playing checkers.

Ainge confirmed as the Night King.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:20 PM   #13
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Because they're built for November and will get waxed in the playoffs
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:00 PM   #14
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Well put-together, with a great coach and a plan. And now a superstar and there's nothing not to like (unless your team is playing against them).

not to forget an injured superstar in the making
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:02 PM   #15
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Kyrie Irving plays for them
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