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Celtics over Nets, 126-92 - playing the style Coach Udoka wanted all along

 The Boston Celtics came on like gangbusters against the severely-depleted Brooklyn Nets, establishing a 28-2 romp in the first quarter. It was all there - just what Ime Udoka has wanted all along - quick outlets, pushing the ball, getting into the paint, moving the ball around and playing stifling defense. And it worked.


Jaylen Brown was the catalyst. He finished with 22 points in 28 minutes of play, while grabbing seven boards and handing out nine (yes nine) assists. Jaylen was masterful on everything he did out there on the floor, but most of all, he pushed the ball every time he had possession. More on him in an article later tomorrow.

As a team, Boston racked up 52 rebounds and 32 assists, while shooting 55% from the field and 35% on 3-pointers. There were a lot of easy hoops courtesy of the unselfishness and ball movement.

As an aside, Marcus Smart chose to prove that at least once in a while, he can be a threat on offense, sharing scoring honors with Brown (22 Points) on 50% from the field and 46% on treys

Granted, there were lapses. The Green fell into their sluggish mode in the second quarter, but it all ended well with an absolute blowout victory. I truly believe this is the style Ime Udoka has pushed all season, and this time his guys responded to it. It all worked.

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