The Boston Celtics have come out with a commanding 10-4 record in the Atlantic Division this season. Although they've been playing well overall, we have lost a few games that could have been won. Here are 3 moves the Celtics can make to produce more wins.
With a high scoring offense, the Celtics can spend more time defending the perimeter with Rondo, Allen and Pierce, while having KG and, dare I say, Rasheed Wallace down low getting all the boards on missed shots. With KG and Wallace down low, they can also defend the paint, blocking shots and keeping the ball out of their zone.
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Automatic offense is averaging about 16 minutes per game and 7 PPG in those minutes played. If Eddie got more time, his shot would be that much more effective, giving the C's larger leads going into the 4th quarter.
The Celtics have a team average of 75% from the free throw line this season. If Boston becomes more efficient at the line, teams will either stop fouling them, giving them more shots, or they will get the points at the line to give themselves more leads throughout the game. With a 75% average, a team with the lead is definitely going to foul the C's in the double bonus, cashing in will discount that.
Thanks to Keith Allison for the photo of Eddie House.