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Boston Celtics: Worst perimeter defense in the league?



The Celtics have proven they can't defend the 3 point shot.  No one seems to have reported this fact so I figured I would say something.

Look at the Celtics first loss to Phoenix.  The suns shot 13-24 (54%) from three point range.

Indiana shot 9-18 from three

Orlando 10-22

See the trend?  On wins we keep the teams in the 35% range or less.  For example Utah was 0-10 and we pummeled them by nearly 20 points.  I can't say it is due to our defense and I would chalk it up to cold shooting.

Sure tonight we won (Nov. 26th), but just barely, and if the 76ers had Lou Williams and Brand active we probably would have lost.  You know why?  Because they shot 13-20 (65%) from three.

How come this issue has not been addressed?  We would still be undefeated if we could keep every team at even just an average 35% three point shooting.  

I hate to say it but maybe we need a better perimeter defender to replace Ray.  Or (hopefully) the defensive scheme needs to change to address the 3 point shot more.  

What do you guys think?

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