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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Jayson Tatum’s game winners and the surprising impact of Payton Pritchard

It’s been a whirlwind start to the new season.

Boston Celtics v Indiana Pacers Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images

About This Episode: On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Josh Motenko, Mike Minkoff and Adam Motenko discuss the Celtics first three games including the win against the Bucks on Jason Tatum’s bank shot three at the buzzer, the blowout loss to Brooklyn and the loss to Indiana on another last second three attempt by Tatum.

The guys compare Jason Tatum’s development and clutch shots to Paul Pierce in his early prime and explore why Brad Stevens chose not to design a play at the end of either game. They pointed out how this choice might be very intentional on Brad Stevens’ part for the purpose of player development and may be connected to his increasingly striking public comments.

The PRIDE team takes an initial temperature of other important developments in the early season such as Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart’s play, the “twin tower” starting five with Daniel Theis and Tristan Thompson. They also gush over Payton Pritchard.

Coach Josh explains why Aaron Nesmith isn’t in the rotation and theorizes on the legality of the pick and seal play that has been a staple of the Celtics’ offense for years and occasionally gets called for a foul.

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Hosts: Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko (@coachmotenko) and Mike Minkoff (@mikeminkoffnba)

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About Celtics PRIDE Podcast: Co-Hosts Adam Motenko, his identical twin brother Josh Motenko, and their friend Mike Minkoff couldn’t stop talking about the team. Now they supply your need for Boston Celtics content with their regular podcast on Celticsblog.

They will talk nerdy to you, dissect the players on and off the court, and bicker like only opinionated New Englanders can. It’s like if CelticsBlog made a BasketballJones / Dunc’dOn lovechild.

You will get the coach’s perspective, the capologist’s view, and a healthy dose of advanced and traditional stats that breakdown everything that happened and could happen with the #1 dynasty in the NBA. If you often find yourself reminiscing about the players you grew up watching, or you just need reminders about what “being a Celtic” means to you, this is the podcast for you. This is Celtics PRIDE (@celticspridepod)!

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