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May 24

There’s Defense, and Then There’s the Boston Celtics’ Defense


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Via ESPN Stats and Information:

The key for the Celtics in the series has been their ability to guard the [Orlando] Magic one-on-one in the paint allowing their defenders to stay at home on Orlando’s shooters and forcing them to make plays. The Celtics’ interior defenders have held the Magic to 50.5 percent shooting after Orlando shot 64.6 percent in the paint against the Hawks and Bobcats.

First 2 Rounds vs. Celtics
Paint 64.6 50.5
3- PT FG 38.3 28.6
Overall 46.7 39.4
Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@Billy (slickw143)

Yep. The numbers speak for themselves.