The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets go head to head in what is set to be a thrilling playoff series. We break down the individual matchups and assess the swing factors to determine which team will progress.
After a sluggish start to the season, Ime Udoka has completely turned Boston’s season around. After finishing the campaign with 51 wins, the rookie coach certainly warrants Coach of the Year discussion.
Daniel Theis is making the most of his time on the court for the Boston Celtics. His intelligent off-ball movement ensures high-quality looks for himself and his teammates.
Payton Pritchard has evolved into a reliable first option off the bench for Boston. His improved off-ball movement, reliable defense and elite shooting gives the Celtics a dependable option for their playoff push.
It was a bumpy start for Boston’s rookie head coach Ime Udoka. However, three major adjustments was all it took to get the Celtics are firing on all cylinders and fighting for a top playoff spot.
Marcus Smart has finally grown into his role as the Celtics’ lead guard and as a result, has developed several new skills that complement Boston’s style of play.