Woj has an update on the Celtics extra-curricular activities:

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens held a late night hotel meeting with the team’s leaders on Thursday to talk through the frustration and emotions that spilled into the locker room after a Game 2 loss to Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals, sources told ESPN.

Stevens met with Jayson TatumKemba WalkerJaylen Brown and Marcus Smart starting around after 1 a.m. ET, and let those players talk through the issues that had led to significant yelling and outbursts in the post-game locker room, sources said.

Among the coaching staff and players, there was a belief that players had sufficiently talked through the issues and were ready to start preparing for Game 3 on Saturday, sources said.

Woj added that the situation never escalated to a physical confrontation. I have zero concerns about this incident and ‘m hopeful the Celtics will respond with more hustle and toughness in Game 3. And better ball-movement. Protect the ball, too. And that zone defense, Stevens needs a strategy for that. Anything else I’m forgetting?

In unrelated news, Jayson Tatum received one 5th place vote for MVP and finished 12th

This article first appeared on The Sports Daily and was syndicated with permission.

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