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The key to Boston’s trap being successful hinges heavily on the play of the Celtics big men, who are asked to come out and trap, and then hustle back to get in position to rebound or match back up with the man they were previously guarding.
It makes for a pretty exhausting night.
“You telling me,” said C’s big man Kevin Garnett. “You telling me. It’s nothing easy about being a big here. It’s hard work; that’s what it is.
CSNNE: Trap defense “paying dividends” for C’s
Big man after big man has come through Boston… and big man after big man has left with disappointing results… and this is probably a big reason why. It’s not only hard work, but it takes a level of intelligence to recognize situations and get it right.
Brandon Bass is pretty good at it, actually, and he never really gets enough credit for that role i