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Boston Celtics Film Study

Boston Celtics dissect the Sacramento Kings with ball movement

The Celtics dished 32 assists in one of their most collaborative offensive efforts of the season

Must C’s: Jayson Tatum locks up DeMar DeRozan in key defensive stop against Bulls

CelticsBlog film study: Celtics break out zone defense against 76ers

After going down big in the first quarter, Boston switched strategies.

Must C’s: Celtics cut up Pacers with passes and off ball movement

Boston sweeps two-game mini-series winning ugly one night, playing beautiful basketball the other.

Shot selection continue to cost Celtics

The ball might be moving, but the players aren’t, and that’s a problem.

Parquet plays: Brown scores 50 after handling the ball... less?

Over the last two games, the playmaking responsibilities have been more evenly shared.

Parquet plays: Celtics defense crumbles in 4th quarter against Timberwolves

It’s been a season-defining trend for Boston.

How the Lakers minimized Robert Williams offensive impact

Timelord was having everything his own way until the Lakers adjusted their screening coverage.

Jayson Tatum, the finisher

Tatum’s scoring increase has gone hand-in-hand with improved finishing at the rim

CelticsBlog film study: Marcus Smart punishes Cavaliers in the post

The Celtics starting point guard tried to stave off Cleveland’s momentum from the block.

CelticsBlog film study: C’s defense starting to get crisp

A new system always takes time, and we’re already seeing improvements on the defensive end

Cold shooting, great effort mark trick-or-treat performance against Wizards

The Celts drop another to the Wizards on Halloween Eve

Why assist numbers aren’t indicative of Tatum’s passing prowess

As a primary creator, Tatum's effectiveness is often misunderstood.

Film study: Celtics lose turnover, energy battle to Raptors

Swarming defense and physicality prevent C’s offense from ever taking off in home opener.

Working out the kinks in the Celtics switch-heavy defense

Communication, precision are key when switching screens

Defensive breakdowns cost the Celtics in overtime loss to Knicks

The Celtics new defensive scheme still has some kinks to work out.

Parquet plays: Udoka brings Hammer time to Boston

Can the Celtics “switch everything” defense survive all the mismatches?

Even after holding the Magic to just 97 points on 40% shooting, Boston has a lot to clean up heading into the second week of training camp.

Jayson Tatum plays “big boy ball” in first preseason game

Tatum had multiple big finishes around the rim, and showed an improved level of physicality.

Finishing and free throws are the missing links for Jayson Tatum

Tatum’s self-imposed goal for the year is to be more aggressive off the bounce, and it’s the right goal to set.

What does Garrison Mathews bring to the table?

A specialty shooter, his niche is one the Celtics could greatly benefit from

How Josh Richardson bounces back

A little more inclusion and movement sets could make Richardson a hidden gem for the Celtics.

Ime Udoka’s playbook: anticipating his actions based on the Spurs offense

Building an offense around Tatum and Brown can be done by stealing some classic Spursian sets.

What does Dennis Schröder add to the Celtics?

Schröder is another shrewd pick up by Brad Stevens.

Pritchard chasing greatness, expanded NBA role in Vegas

Payton’s focus is evident in his play as he hones in on playmaking skill.

CelticsBlog exit interview: the Celtics can’t afford to wait on Semi Ojeleye any longer

Semi Ojeleye’s lack of development makes it difficult to justify giving him another shot at the rotation next season.

What can we expect from Moses Brown?

The second-year big has his warts, but could be a solid back-up center for the Celtics.

CelticsBlog exit interview: Jaylen Brown has emerged into NBA superstardom

Though it was tragically cut short due to injury, Jaylen Brown’s continued ascendance was a rare bright spot for the 2020-21 Celtics.

Parquet plays: end of quarter two-for-one strategy stinks and here’s why

I have one major nitpick from Boston’s Game 3 win against the Nets that reflects on the entire regular season, which is the end of quarter two-for-one strategy. It stinks, it’s bad, and I’m tired of it.

Parquet plays: Stevens foils Nets late-game play

Scouting matters, and kudos to Marcus Smart for executing the switch.

Riding the Jabari Parker rollercoaster

Has Boston’s late-season flier shown long-term promise?

The Celtics were purged of any and all playmaking in Game 2

Boston has struggled to share the ball all season, but the Nets have shed some light on some particularly ghastly tendencies.