Game Three Focus: How Brad Stevens’ Exploited A Miami Weakness

By Matt Esposito After the Boston Celtics Game Two implosion, you did not have to search far to find shamrock fans sharpening their pitchforks. The mob was out for coach Brad Stevens, mostly for his failure to call a third quarter timeout and some personnel decisions. My own analysis found the players guilty of notContinue reading “Game Three Focus: How Brad Stevens’ Exploited A Miami Weakness”

Quick Defensive Fixes For Boston To Win Game Two

By Matt Esposito One time, just to stay abreast of GOP dogma, I hate-read conservative author George Will’s 600+ page tome on the state of American government. It cost me 9 days, some fine bourbon and part of my hairline. I’d rather do that again than watch Boston stumble their way into blowing 4th quarterContinue reading “Quick Defensive Fixes For Boston To Win Game Two”

The Celtics Must Prepare For These Specific Miami Sets

By Matt Esposito Despite being a renowned, beachfront metropolis brimming with beautiful shades of life, there are Miami-related topics still being under discussed. Will Floridian opportunity zones increase income inequality under the guise of gainful employment for impoverished citizens? Did Will Smith really “party in the city til the break of dawn?” How is CoachContinue reading “The Celtics Must Prepare For These Specific Miami Sets”

Game Five Focus: The Celtics Attacked Marc Gasol & Can Punish Him More

By Matt Esposito Toronto has a Marc Gasol problem. Yes, it is a journalistic faux pas to begin an article by stealing the title from an old blog. Yes, I had to google how to spell faux pas and it took me longer than I’d like to admit. Nevertheless, none of this takes away fromContinue reading “Game Five Focus: The Celtics Attacked Marc Gasol & Can Punish Him More”

Win-Now Talents The Celtics Could Trade Their Draft Picks For

By Jesse Cinquini Wanna know three certainties in life? Death, taxes, and the Boston Celtics owning multiple first rounders. As of right now, Boston is in possession of three first-round picks in the upcoming draft: the 14th, 26th, and 30th. But the Celtics don’t need three new rookies; there’s simply not enough minutes to goContinue reading “Win-Now Talents The Celtics Could Trade Their Draft Picks For”

Seven Points For the Second Round

We’re officially here, the long-awaited mid-point of the NBA playoffs…well, kind of. At the time of this writing, the series stand as followed: Raptors & Celtics tied 2 – 2 Heat lead Bucks 3 – 0 Rockets lead Lakers 1 – 0 Clippers & Nuggets tied 1 – 1 Some people may ask, “Why didContinue reading “Seven Points For the Second Round”

The Passing Evolution of Jaylen Brown

By Geoffrey Campbell Jaylen Brown personifies the phrase ‘more than an athlete.’ Since entering the NBA in 2016, Brown has been a role model for other young professionals regardless of occupation, whether he was speaking out about negative stereotypes often associated with athletes who don’t just “stick to sports” in 2018, or more recently, organizingContinue reading “The Passing Evolution of Jaylen Brown”

This Is A Different Kemba Walker…

By Matt Esposito I cannot properly articulate how much I’m jonesing to write a 2,000 word love letter professing my admiration of UConn’s finest. But there remains a single soul – Editor Nick – who has the power to stop me and he certainly will. In its place however, is a film-driven, fist-pump inspired articleContinue reading “This Is A Different Kemba Walker…”

Film Analysis: The Celtics Can Get Even Better Against The Sixer’s Drop Scheme

By Matt Esposito Where was my level of panic after the Sixers built a big first quarter lead versus the Celtics? Somewhere between Steve Buscemi in Armageddon and Election Night 2016, I’d say. But I’m an admitted over reactor. Philadelphia’s drop scheme appeared to be effective as Boston missed pull up shots and had troubleContinue reading “Film Analysis: The Celtics Can Get Even Better Against The Sixer’s Drop Scheme”

Joel Embiid Should Have Dominated: How Boston Stopped Him From Doing So

By Matt Esposito With Ben Simmons being injured, Celtics fans understand that Joel Embiid will be their biggest threat during this first round matchup. Embiid has been dominant against Boston before, leaving fans to wonder how Brad Stevens would choose to defend him. Would he send out the inexperienced Robert Williams? Trust in the vastlyContinue reading “Joel Embiid Should Have Dominated: How Boston Stopped Him From Doing So”