It is not difficult at all to watch Celtics play and point out the one obvious problem: Our defense is not where it's supposed to be. Any team that has a capable big inside or can make extra passes is going to give us trouble, because our defensive rotations are still shaky and without Garnett, we suck. That has been the focus of many articles/posts so far all over the Interwebs, so I don't think there is any need to repeat that by using more stats or different words.
I have two other questions about stuff we don't see Celtics use as often as they might, or never, to be exact. I truly admire Doc as a coach, and the sets he draws after timeouts are works of art, but I think a little more flexibility with his schemes could be beneficial, at least in the short run. I would like to delve into those issues before I stuff myself with food and focus on the Patriots game tonight in a drunken state and eventually pass out.
1. ... play pick and rolls more often?
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