FanPost

What explains the fourth quarter folds?

I am interested in what theories people have to explain the pattern of the Celtics folding in the fourth quarter. It's a concern for me and I would think a big concern for Coach Stevens.

I think that the team needs to practice plays coming out of timeouts more. This team is weak in that area. Is it the plan or the execution?

I think the team plays too soft in the fourth - it's like they're playing "prevent" basketball. They sag on defense to take away the rim but give up threes.They play tentative and unsure on offense - shots don't fall, the ball doesn't move, and people stand around.

Are we simply seeing the growing pains of youth? I hope so, but I'm not seeing much growth in the team's ability to close out games. In fact, it looks like a regression to me.

What are your theories?

FanPosts are fan-created content and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CelticsBlog. Be respectful and keep it clean. Thanks.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker