Blakely: 'We are learning that this Celtics team will not quit'
Thu, 7 Mar 2013|
CSNNE.com's Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely joins SNC to discuss the Celtics 4 game win streak, and what we are learning about this team.
No -- -- Paul Pierce who scored the game winning basket but it -- last night in India with Jeff greens getting three. As the Celtics win their fourth in a row in addition to execution down the stretch that -- also locked up the Pacers defensively. Holding them to just 40% shooting in that final quarter to why the turnaround from earlier this season but the season. The book you are going to -- -- -- here from the. I just didn't come together as a group as best you can go back to week we had eight new players. And -- just took them longer to buy into everything. An important free enough to buy into it favors in return was bigger than people know I'm in it and really was. -- -- just saw tremendous heart. Two tremendous resiliency. And away meanwhile we just -- when it. We -- down pretty much the whole game and just finally got the lead in Japanese national -- great excuses dumpster. And astronomers learn how would you say we wouldn't want to most. Think now we just don't trust and in -- Because ligament and two wood off walls it's. You know it is no -- what. Felt the Celtics. With -- another big win Wednesday night in Indianapolis to break it all down let's bring in our CS NNE dot com Celtics insider age -- Blakely. Eyes are right the Celtics were down a day game. But did they end the game on that crazy run what are we learning about the. Celtics team will learn and this team does not quit they they understand that they are not the best team in terms of what they've put on the floor night in night out but they've played hard. And that's the one thing that you look at that -- -- that's exactly what changed the game on the fact that he's started playing harder more physical locking down the things -- games. Lots of contributions from lots of different players. That's the way the Celtics have to win. Not just now we're also going into the playoffs two months ago who would've thought that the Celtics would be in this predicament four straight wins to ride just think gave -- and a half about it. The fourth seed in the -- which we give them. Home court advantage. How did they get to this point it -- and how much higher they climb the standings right now is that. -- -- continue to make the kinds of that they have there's usually a player or two who has elevated his game. Level that they haven't done before. And we are looking at the Celtics you've got to start -- Brad. We all knew that he can play defense at a high level play his ability to impact the game offensively now. That's what's separating him from a lot of his competitors and it Avery Bradley is not -- us Jeff greens start to play. We're a little bit more consistency they're getting little deals chosen -- guys like Jordan Crawford off the -- the Celtics now all of a sudden. Has become a team that's difficult matchup -- because you literally have no idea who was gonna hurt you the most of any given night. And we saw that in that final play of that Indiana game a lot of people think it -- it's gonna be Paul Pierce. Taking a game winning shot instead it was Jeff Green Doc Rivers drawing up a pretty good plays in the game there he's a stride lately thanks for a.