“You can guard these guys really well, but you still have to score. We’ll be better. We’ll attack them better,” Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens says. He adds that the team has to get more off cutting, make quicker decisions, and quicker movements. Also, they may have to go back to some things they did in the middle of the season.
The Celtics lost game one of the playoff series vs. Nets, 104-93. Although, Boston showed that they’re capable of making this matchup a fight, the question is how do they make it last without getting knocked out in the middle-late rounds? The Nets struggled at the three-point line but were able to match the Celtics inside, having four more points in the paint and 10 more rebounds than the Celtics.
As a result, The Garden Report crew discusses what adjustments this Celtics team needs to make to have a better chance to compete with star-studded Nets, including which big man should get minutes. Should Tristan Thompson, who had a few highlights and looked solid throughout his play, but had second worst +/- with -16, be effective?