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PedroKsBambino

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Celtics really distracted on offense----Mavs have broken out the chippy/handsy game a lot of us predicted for game 2 or 3.
 

lars10

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Tatum should've jumped into his defender there.. he didn't because he's known that to be a foul all year.
 

Auger34

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all of the Celtics are pretty clearly annoyed with the refs. I can’t blame them
 

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It’s a couple misses in defense and horrible shooting. I don’t think it’s an energy thing. They’ll win this.
 

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They’re pressing a bit, which is disappointing. They need to keep working for advantage on offense.
 

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So has Dallas tweaked their team defense or are the Celtics just running their offense? If the former, what’s the asjustments?
 

NavaHo

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Prichard impressively collects a turnover in less than one second on the court. Most efficient Celtic tonight by far for what they’re doing.
 

PedroKsBambino

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Celtics need to match intensity - which probably requires matching the aggression. May need the 2024 equivalnt of the McHale clothesline here to manage the refs and get the intensity up.

X Tillman - that's your music my friend.
 

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Dallas is playing great defense. The Cs have had some open looks but the Mavs have also been effective at contesting a lot of shots.
 

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They aren’t doing enough to force the whistle. You get a guy in the air, lean into him and take the hit. They try to score and get punished for it.
 

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They aren’t doing enough to force the whistle. You get a guy in the air, lean into him and take the hit. They try to score and get punished for it.
Agreed, Tatum missed a chance last trip on that.

need to be more aggressive - even when taking to the rim, force the contact and the call.

Dallas will get a favorable whistle--we've already seen that. And we need to match their intensity and physicality. That's on the boards as well