Found May 03, 2013 on Celtics Town:
The idea that Mike Woodson might realize that this man needs to be more involved should be frightening to Celtics fans.Note: I was too depressed to write a playoff playbook post after Game 3, and after Game 4, I was just relieved Boston wasn’t going to be swept. Now that the Celtics seem to have made this into a real series once again, let’s take another in-depth Xs and Os look at Game 5. And let’s hope, once again, that it’s not the last one of the season.Like any good solution, let’s start by examining the problem. Here it is:Do you feel like you just got repeatedly punched in the crotch watching those? No? Do it again. You’ll get there eventually.Pick and rolls have destroyed the Celtics defensively throughout this series, and the combination of Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler has been particularly deadly. This shouldn’t be a surprise: We’ve discussed this before, but the Knicks are currently #3 in P&R Ball-Handler points per possession for the season, according to mySynerg...

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