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Celtics PRIDE podcast: the ugly win over Philly and the offensive explosion out west

Is the win over the 76ers or the team technical over Pritchard’s shooting exhibition the turning point of the season?

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Josh and Adam discussed the last three games against Philadelphia, Utah and Portland without the support of Mike Minkoff who hopefully is enjoying a warm beach in Mexico.

They discuss the win over Philadelphia after Joel Embiid’s three-week absence in the league’s health and safety protocols. How much of Embiid’s poor play in that game was a result of COVID? Was this a win Philly gave to Boston or a gritty performance showing Boston’s improvement and ability?

Then they discuss Utah’s scorching hot shooting and Boston’s ability to stay in the game until the end… until they couldn’t. How much responsibility does Dennis Schroeder shoulder for that loss based on his end-of-game performance? Do we want him playing and taking hero shots at the end of games?

Then they discuss the Blazers game including the bench technical resulting from Payton Pritchard’s hometown three point barrage. Josh thinks that bench technical is a turning point of the season. Before ending, Josh and Adam revisit Jason Tatum’s play and discuss whether they need to create new nicknames for the Celtics’ franchise player.

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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!