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With a shortage of bigs and a roster that’s long on long-range shooters, it should come as no surprise that the Celtics will be looking to bomb away from 3-point land a lot this season.
[...] In Boston’s first two preseason games, the Celtics took 24 3-pointers in each.
That is a significant departure from the 3-point shooting under his predecessor, Doc Rivers.
[...] ”We have stretch fours [power forwards] and fives [centers] that shoot the ball pretty well,” Bradley said. “So I think we are going to shoot a lot of threes this year.”
CSNNE: Look for more 3 pointers from C’s this season
Long-time Celtics fans will remember Jim O’Brien as the three-ball friendly head coach of the C’s for the better part of four seasons starting in 2000-01. The Celtics were the leagues biggest chuckers under Obie, leading the NBA in th
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The Boston Celtics discovered a lot about themselves in the first preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
One thing they discovered is that this team has to work on hitting the glass and pulling down rebounds. Here is a quote from A. Sherrod Blakely's piece on CSNNE:
Upon further review, Celtics coach Brad Stevens came away with the same conclusion he...
Brad Stevens will celebrate his first NBA coaching victory when it counts.
Stevens was content to focus on the improvement the Boston Celtics made from one night to the next in a 111-81 preseason victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Boston was winless in its first three exhibition games under Stevens, who was hired away from Butler to take over the storied franchise...
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It’s no secret that Brad Stevens loves big guys who can space the floor, but what happens if they don’t shoot open threes? Well, he doesn’t like that so much. Stevens so far for the Celtics hasn’t been a screaming and heated coach, however he was the other day. Avery Bradley was the whistle-blower, divulging in a recent interview:
Before tonight’s game with the Knicks, coach Brad Stevens said it would be important for Boston to get off to a fast start. Well the Celtics did just that, burying all four of their three-pointers in the first 6 minutes to open-up an 18-4 lead. Ball movement was crisp, guys were moving and things looked good.
Knicks got themselves back into the ballgame in the 2nd, mostly due to...
Brad Stevens has officially won his first game in the NBA. After the Celtics dropped their first three games of the exhibition season. The Celtics led this thing from start to finish. The Celtics jumped out on the Knicks on a 20-4 run in the first quarter behind 4-4 shooting from behind the three-point line. I think the final score of 111-81 indicates the energy level from Saturday...
I came across this video from Darko Index. With Brad Stevens being an advocate of this movement in basketball. I thought this long video could give us more insight of what may come under Brad Stevens. Celtics numbers guru Mike Zarren was apart of this roundtable as well.
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During Brad Stevens' preseason lineup experimentation, we've seen these starting lineups:
Vs. Raptors: Bradley-Lee-Green-Bass-Humphries
Vs. Knicks: Bradley-Lee-Wallace-Bass-Sullinger
In both games it seemed like the bench outplayed the starters, and of course in both games the Celtics lost, but I just want to analyze the starters the best I could, and make predictions for...
They said it, not me, but I do agree with Avery Bradley and Brad Stevens. After the Celtics erased a 24 point deficit in the second half of Wednesday nights game against the Knicks.Things seemed to be heading into a much better direction.Now we find ourselves questing Jeff Green again. Who has missed 8-of-28 shots so far this preseason for a mere 6.6 points per game. He's playing...
Can Brad Stevens develop the Boston Celtics into a title contender again?
There were thirteen coaching changes in the NBA this off-season and the biggest surprise was when the Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens.
After Doc Rivers was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 2014 unprotected first-round pick, the speculation increased that the Celtics would bring in a young coach because...
The Boston Celtics dropped their second preseason game Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI by a score of 103-102. With Brad Stevens making it clear he would be tinkering with lineups, we saw a whole new rotation tonight at The Dunk.
The Celts looked much more alive Wednesday night against a quality opponent than they did...
The Boston Celtics entered their third preseason game on Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center winless. Traveling to meet the Philadelphia 76ers in Delaware, first-year head coach Brad Stevens was still looking for that elusive first win in the NBA. Unfortunately, tonight wasn’t the night. The Celtics shot only 36 percent from the floor, and mounted a short comeback in the...
New York Knicks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1)Wednesday, October 9, 20137:30 PM ETTV: NBA-TV, CSNNE, MSGPreseason Game #2, Home Game #2Dunkin Donuts CenterProvidence, RI
The Celtics face their second preseason foe tonight as they take on the New York Knicks at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. Phil Pressey was the only player aside from the 4 camp invites not to play in...
Both MarShon Brooks (migraine) and Jordan Crawford (death in the family) who missed Tuesday's practice were in attendance at today's practice.
Brad Stevens has the entire #Celtics team going through 3-point shooting drills. Every. Single. Player. pic.twitter.com/Ja1tXOumLe
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) October 10, 2013
Very interesting that every player was out...
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Last night's 103-102 loss to the New York Knicks was full of positives. Well- the end of the game was. The end of the game saw the Celtics cut a 23 point lead down to 1 in the midst of a 20-4 run to close the four quarter. Many of those sparks came from Celtics new big, Vitor Faverani.
Faverani has 9 points, 3 standing ovations from the Celtics bench, 2 slam dunks and 1 step...