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CelticsPod: Reacting to the Celtics win and looking at Memphis

Boston are now 2-2, with a perfect opportunity to face the weakened Grizzlies.

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The Celtics overcame a sturdy and resilient Indiana Pacers team in their second game with stellar performances from Payton Pritchard and Jayson Tatum. Brenden is forced to re-neg on his negativity towards Pritchard in recent episodes, as he finally admits the rookie guard has “some promise.”

Besides Tatum and Pritchard, the guys discuss how valuable the two-big lineup is, not just in terms of production, but as a Plan B once Walker returns and Stevens inevitably reverts back to his favored interchangeable lineups.

Hear why Pritchard's accelerated growth could spell trouble for the struggling Jeff Teague, and why the defensive lapses are nothing sinister and should resolve themselves as we get deeper into the season.

Looking ahead at the Memphis Grizzlies, we discuss who the main threats are on a roster decimated by injuries. Both Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. will not be suiting up in this game, leaving the likes of Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson to lead the line against Boston. Out of the Grizzlies roster, hear why I think that Jonas Valančiūnas is the biggest threat to the Celtics in this contest, and how the Grizzlies could look to play.

The coaching battle between Taylor Jenkins and Brad Stevens should be an enjoyable one, as will watching Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown carve open the Grizzlies wing defense throughout the night.

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