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Voltime123

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This level of delusion is evidence that the fanbase is for real about UT bball lulz
Lol so funny that Grant getting 25 or more minutes against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks helped the Celtics get to the championship game…all the sudden that rotation has stopped and Grant is lucky to get about 15 minutes…what changed from playing small ball in the last series to now we see Robert Williams get screened into having to guard Seth Curry which is just wrong on all levels. But yeah im just a casual UT fan lol so funny
 

Voltime123

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This level of delusion is evidence that the fanbase is for real about UT bball lulz
Also this…
How the Celtics' small lineup shut the Warriors down in Game 1

“But leaning into the two-man game allowed the Warriors to target Robert Williams when he was on the floor with Curry, taking advantage of his limited mobility on the perimeter by using his man to screen for Curry. That not only mitigated Williams’ massive impact as a rim-protector but forced the Celtics to either concede open shots to Curry or scramble to take him away. In the first and third quarters, that helped Curry get going from deep before the Celtics began pre-switching the pick-and-roll to keep Williams in the paint while Horford came up to defend the screen”

“Going smaller with Grant Williams in place of Robert Williams helped quiet Curry in the second quarter, but with Horford off the floor in the second half, Boston went back to dropping and trapping against Curry. That let Golden State play four-on-three, put the Celtics into rotation and create open shots, and some of the Warriors’ only good offense in the fourth quarter came at Rob Williams’ expense in basic pick-and-rolls”
 

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Grants minutes were limited but he didn't really bring a lot to the table when he was out there. He and the rest of the Celtics struggled to contain the Warriors offense. He didn't shoot the ball often either. He did a lot better in the series versus the Bucks and the Nets. He is a good enough player to have a long career in the NBA and make a lot of money but I doubt he ever becomes much more of an offensive threat then he is now. His defense and versatility is what will keep him in the league.
 

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Grants minutes were limited but he didn't really bring a lot to the table when he was out there. He and the rest of the Celtics struggled to contain the Warriors offense. He didn't shoot the ball often either. He did a lot better in the series versus the Bucks and the Nets. He is a good enough player to have a long career in the NBA and make a lot of money but I doubt he ever becomes much more of an offensive threat then he is now. His defense and versatility is what will keep him in the league.
They did fine defensively. The offense just fell apart, almost entirely due to unforced errors. Brown and Smart must improve their ballhandling, but beyond that everybody looked exhausted. It didn’t help that the officiating de-emphasized cleaning up hacks on drives. You could get a call if you finished the play but if someone hacked or grasped you before you got to the rim there was nothing.
 
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Grants minutes were limited but he didn't really bring a lot to the table when he was out there. He and the rest of the Celtics struggled to contain the Warriors offense. He didn't shoot the ball often either. He did a lot better in the series versus the Bucks and the Nets. He is a good enough player to have a long career in the NBA and make a lot of money but I doubt he ever becomes much more of an offensive threat then he is now. His defense and versatility is what will keep him in the league.
Grant getting more PT in the finals wouldn't have changed the outcome. GS had a better team
 
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Yeah, was gonna say that they could really use some true PG help. Smart and White isn't the best duo, and that was shown in the playoffs. White played out of his mind in the first 3 rounds but was contained really well by GSW. Smart is an excellent defender but has the unfortunate habit of being streaky on offense.

Pritchard has played better than I ever thought he would in his young NBA career, but I think he's just about hit his ceiling already. Definitely from an athletic standpoint.
 
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