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Enemy Chatter: Celtics press unraveled the Nets

Chuck - Red's Army March 3, 2012 Uncategorized 5 Comments

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I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here’s a dose of ‘enemy chatter’ from New Jersey.

Defining moment: The second quarter, when the Celtics’ full-court press unraveled the Nets completely. New Jersey couldn’t get the ball up court without serious issue and turned the ball over multiple times After the Nets got it as close as four, MarShon Brooks threw two passes away, dribbled a third ball off his foot, and the Nets couldn’t get a good shot off. The Nets didn’t score a field goal and turned it over five times in almost seven minutes.

Nets are Scorching

“The press actually hurt us,” Williams said. “It was a good move by them. We’re an NBA team – we should be able to beat a simple press.”

NJ.com

Did an old defensive play sheet from the Rick Pitino era get accidentally mixed in with Doc’s stuff?

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  • Rondo’sHeadband

    Should definitely be used against New York if need be.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/matthewwilding1 MatthewWilding

    If it works, it works. This is like earlier in the season with zone defense.

  • Alex

    I would put Bradley on Jeremy Lin. Lin has a habit of making a LOT of turnovers.

  • paul

    Supposedly it was Rondo’s idea, according to KG. The Celtics really have to be an energy team now, and that means we need to extend our defense full court a lot more. We aren’t a big team. But we can be an energy team. We actually have some good personnel and depth for that.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pahlm Brian Pahlm

    Sure, most of the guys in the NBA lack the fudamentals… ask a guy in the NBA to think and it just leads to problems…