NBA Playoffs N/P '24 NBA Playoffs (1 Viewer)

I think this is just a product of the standard they set, and that we expect... he had a near triple double last night 18-12-9... That's "awful" for the best player on BOS team... It doesn't matter much though.... because the other 4 (or 5 depending on how you count KP) are getting them 15-25 points each. That's why they are - and have been the best all year... even if JT isn't getting 30+... they have 3-5 other guys that could very well be the 2nd or 3rd best scorers on most other teams. If Luka and Ky don't each go off every game... they are getting killed.
He was still 6-22 and has shot awfully this entire playoffs. Not just this series. Thats just bad by any standard. His overall scoring numbers have come strictly from volume and minutes played. He deserves credit for being an iron man playing lots of games and minutes. Because Boston has always used a hybrid center, he plays the "4" spot and has been one of their main rebounders for years. The playmaking part is where he's made some gains.

But the rest is very accurate. Boston has had their #2, #3, #4, or some bench player step up all year long. They are not dependent on Tatum scoring or even playing well or not.
 
He was still 6-22 and has shot awfully this entire playoffs. Not just this series. Thats just bad by any standard. His overall scoring numbers have come strictly from volume and minutes played. He deserves credit for being an iron man playing lots of games and minutes. Because Boston has always used a hybrid center, he plays the "4" spot and has been one of their main rebounders for years. The playmaking part is where he's made some gains.

But the rest is very accurate. Boston has had their #2, #3, #4, or some bench player step up all year long. They are not dependent on Tatum scoring or even playing well or not.
Crazy how deep Boston is and they aren't being forced to win through ISO. Which typically wins championships. Hell, Tatum's ISO this series hasn't been good.

They way they use gravity in this series is masterclass.
 
Celtics taking 15+ more 3s about every game it seems like... That's what's an elite perimeter defense suffocating the 3pt line. Giving opponent open 3 looks and betting them on missing isn't sustainable.


I hope once we get a true rim protector. We can go crazy on suffocating the perimeter instead of collapsing in the paint way too prematurely.
 
Celtic Pride on display those last five minutes after Dallas made its run.

Luka also now completely exposed as a defensive liability. Foolish fouls and trying to draw a charge with five fouls (and then blaming the refs) did not do him any good. He's going to have to rethink that diva approach in the offseason.

Amazing that Dallas has not broken 100 in any of the first three games.
 
Denver would have been a better matchup, although I think they looked too tired to win the Finals if they'd gotten past Minnesota.
 

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