Pivot Points: L.A. Lakers Defense Wins, While Boston Celtics Win Without

November 23rd, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Talk about your basic role reversals. The Boston Celtics are known for their rugged defense, and their ability to clamp down on opponents, but that trait deserted them last night as they were forced into a shoot-out with the New York Knicks.

The Los Angeles Lakers are capable of playing great defense in spurts, but are more known for their crisp precision on the offensive side of the floor, however against the Oklahoma City Thunder, they were able to sustain defensive dominance throughout the game.

Boston continued their uninspired play in the month of November and were extended to the brink by the lowly Knicks. The Celtics needed a last second shot, in overtime from Kevin Garnett to secure the win.

There is something that I have noticed from watching the Celtics play, and that issue was in full display against New York. Their defense is not as tight as it has been in the past few years.

It may be age catching up with them, or it may just be the subtle difference that comes when blending in new players. I'm not sure which one it is, but I can see where they were hurt on the floor last night.

Boston was horrible when rotat ...

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