Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Well, tonight's game against Atlanta will be critical. If they lose, they lose a lot more than a game. They lose hope. They can't remain the 7 seed for much longer. Here are tonight's five things: 5. DON'T LET BRADLEY SHOOT: I can not stress this enough. Avery Bradley can't shoot. I don't need any fancy numbers to prove this. If you just watch a quarter, you'll know exactly what I mean. 4. LET CRAWFORD SHOOT: Now that Bradley is terrible, it's time to look at Jordan Crawford. Think of him as the new Bradley. He can shoot pretty well and is a nice hustler. Give him as many shots as he wants. 3. ONLY LET TERRY SHOOT OPEN 3'S: If we've learned one thing this year, it's that Jason Terry isn't the guy they thought they had signed. Terry only has one strength, open threes. But one strength is still a strength. Use it. 2. KEEP YOUR LEADS: What this team has been terrible at in their last six games is keeping leads. They seem to dominate the first quarter and then slack off in the last three. Keep the effort consistent for the entire game. 1. KEEP BASS HOT: If Garnett doesn't play tonight, they'll need another big game from Brandon Bass. In Cleveland, Bass scored a team-high 22 points on 8/14 shooting. They need him to keep this good play up. Tip-off for this one will be at 7:30 pm ET. You can see it on CSN-NE and SportSouth.
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