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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Williams and Thompson on D, Tatum’s incredible stretch, and Walker’s assists

The winning streak may be over, but the team is peaking at the right time with the playoffs just a few weeks away.

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On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike discuss the recent win streak and what has changed for this team in the past weeks. This includes:

  • the defensive impact of Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams
  • role clarity for players up and down the roster and in rotations
  • Kemba Walker’s improved play including increased assist numbers and general ball movement
  • Jayson Tatum’s exceptional stretch

Has the team’s grit and toughness improved? Are they healthier as Brad Stevens suggested? The guys also share thoughts on the Jabari Parker move. Will he make a difference? Was Mo Wagner really that bad?

The Celtics are now in the running for the #4 seed and in a good position to miss the play-in tournament with 15 games left in the season.

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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.

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