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Celtics PRIDE podcast: Marcus Smart wins DPOY and Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Review

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2022 NBA Playoffs - Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Celtics PRIDE guys break down the Celtics’ Game 1 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on the day Marcus Smart is awarded the Defensive Player of the Year. They dissect all the memorable moments of the game, all the turning points and big plays for the Celtics. Player by player, the guys analyze the play of each key member of the Celtics. Is Al Horford the perfect “connector” for this team? What is Tatum’s motivation in this series? How did Jayson show his continued mental maturity in his on-court play? What can we expect from Jaylen Brown in this series? Is Grant Williams truly ready for this, and will he rise to the occasion?

Coach Josh questions the referees in this game, and keys on their involvement as something that could make or break the Celtics’ #1 advantage - their #1 defense. Then the guys speculate potential adjustments the Nets might make in this series, including personnel decisions and on-court X’s and O’s, before questioning how the Celtics might adjust.

The Celtics Pride crew then celebrates Marcus Smart’s big award as the best defender in the game. They share how this decision by the voters demonstrates how the game has changed, and might continue to prefer perimeter players in the future, as well as give the exact tally of DPOY votes, to show the margin of victory by Smart.

Lastly, the guys give their brief comments on Kyrie Irving’s inability to show composure with his interactions with Boston fans.

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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!