Turnovers & Defense

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    Turnovers & Defense

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    Celtic Basketball also means protecting the rock – avoiding costly turnovers because against the Heat turnovers really cost you . . . almost an automatic two points.  Some turnovers are unavoidable but turnovers caused by sloppy ball-handling, dribbling off your feet, or getting caught mid-air and throwing the ball away, or simply not putting enough gas on a pass, or telegraphing a pass are grossly amateurish and are simply in-x-scuse-able! The Celtics can hardly afford to have their point guards and their power forward turn the ball over a combined seven times. 

    Defensive rotations 

    The Celtics are slow in getting to the ball, late closing out on 3-point shooters, leaving men open down under, and giving up a lot of 2nd chance points.  Part of this is good ball movement by the Heat, part of it is just un-inspired, lack-luster defense, and poor communication among Celtic players. 


    Com’on guys, you can do much better.


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    Maybe Green can continue to play like he did in game two. This is the type of series where we would need him to step up big. His lack of fundamental defense is concerning. One pump fake and he jumps through the roof. At least he is playing agressive on offense. Allen and Rondo have been sloppy with the ball. Gotta clean that up and execute on offense. Miami's D has thus far been impressive...
     
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    In Response to Re: Turnovers & Defense:

    [QUOTE]Maybe Green can continue to play like he did in game two. This is the type of series where we would need him to step up big. His lack of fundamental defense is concerning. One pump fake and he jumps through the roof. At least he is playing agressive on offense. Allen and Rondo have been sloppy with the ball. Gotta clean that up and execute on offense. Miami's D has thus far been impressive...

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    Miami's offense, and subsequently our defense, has been killing us.

    The Heat D is much better than what we have seen lately, but it has not been exceptional except for the manner in which they force turn-overs and anticipate the passing lanes.  That's the element of coaching that has them better prepared than the Celtics.

    Celtics are simply not playing their game nor playing nowhere near the level of what they are capable of doing. 

    Ray had only one turnover, Tuesday (got caught mid-air and threw it away), Green, one, while Rondo & Delonte & KG combined for seven TO's.  That's a real ouchy ouch from your starting Center & your Point Guards.

    Turnovers have cost us the first two games, along with 2nd chance points. 


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