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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Boston’s defense, isolation ball, and the Schroder coaster

Gang green reconvenes after a split in Cleveland.

Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Celtics PRIDE team recaps the past two games versus the Cleveland Cavaliers to bring the team to 7-7 on the year after going 5-2 in the last 7 games. They also discuss the team’s style of play and propensity for isolation scoring and thus a lack of ball movement.

“For the love of Celtics Pride, I need some ball movement in my Celtics. I need my Celtics to play together as a unit and play like a team instead of this ‘my turn your turn basketball.’” - Josh Motenko

Mike counters with the tale of the tape of the Celtics recent defensive teamwork - demonstrating why fans should be excited by the Celtics recent play on that end of the floor.

Then the pod clarifies the language that had been used on recent episodes regarding Jayson Tatum’s mental toughness. The conversation turns to talk of “grit,” “resiliency,” and “avoidance.” The guys geek out on psychological definitions, referencing positive psychology definitions from Angela Lee Duckworth.

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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!

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