Things Are GETTING UGLY For Boston Celtics

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Right here we got 2 Celtics defenders trying to trap Zion. As he goes to drive, there’s a third one swiping at the ball, and finally a fourth one meeting him at the rim. But none of that matters as Williamson overpowers all of them for 2 of his 28 points in a win for the Pelicans.
Now, Zion is a beast, plus Boston didn’t have Jaylen Brown for this game, so there are a lot of excuses for them if you wanna go that way, but still, there are some glaring issues as well, and we need to talk about them. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Marcus Smart having a J.R. Smith moment and zoning out is not really a problem but it’s too funny not to include it in the video.
Shot clock running down, great energy on defense and Payton Pritchard makes it a jump ball with only 0.3 seconds left on the Pelicans shot clock.
Thing is of course if the Celtics get it, that’s a change of possession and a fresh shot clock.
But then look at Smart heaving it one handed from half court for the buzzer beater as he forgot who had possession before the jump ball.
Anyway, Marcus is a high effort guy, usually pretty Smart- no pun intended, and this is by no means a real representation of what he brings to this team.
What’s also not a real representation is the 0 for 10 that Evan Fournier shot in his Celtics debut.
First shot of the game for him, good movement, fakes the cut, goes out, gets the screen, an open look and the shot, but backrims it.
Again right here, nice hard drive to the rim but somehow the ball just rolls out.
And once again, good recognition by Smart as he sets a screen for Evan and another open look but another miss.
What I’m trying to say is he’s a 20 point per game scorer and I like the flow and the shots that he can get in Boston with these guys. So he’ll definitely start knocking them down and that will help the Celtics a lot.
Offensively, one of the biggest issues for them has been the reliance of isolation basketball. And they are near the bottom of the league when it comes to assists per game.
Hopefully adding another guy who can shoot the ball and move around the court like Fournier, will spice things up for the Celtics. However it’s worth mentioning that they once again got beat in the assists column by a lot.
And perhaps the biggest issue for Boston was evident in this game, and that is defense.
The Pelicans were blazing hot shooting the ball, and they were 50% from the field and an amazing 51% from three. They sure were able to hit some tough shots, but on the other hand, teams get hot pretty often against the Celtics. Brad Stevens’s guys are 21st in defense.
That’s nowhere near good enough for a team wanting to go deep in the playoffs.
I mean look at some of these points that the Pelicans were getting inside. This is too easy.
And when you watch their big men and how they looked helpless at times in this game, it’s easy to imagine a similar thing happening in the postseason as well, with Brooklyn adding Griffin and Aldridge, Philly with Joel Embiid of course, Bucks with Giannis, and even Miami who are in a similar slump as the Celtics, but they do have Bam Adebayo inside.
I said this in my video about the trades, but Boston needed to get Vucevic and they missed him, so now with the way the roster is, as much as I love watching them play, and as much as I’d like to be wrong on this one, I don’t see the Celtics beating any of the big teams in the East. So this could easily end up being a first round exit, and some changes could be coming in the off season.
Let me know what you think about them and if they can do anything to save their season.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

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  • Kyky 200

    Kyky 200

    2 hari yang lalu

    I could shoot better than Fournier that game, 0-9

  • larry koch

    larry koch

    9 hari yang lalu

    Why is Boston put under a microscope when Miami and Toronto are doing the same. The season's not over they haven't failed at anything yet. And trust me there's not a team who wants to go against Boston in the playoffs. They would all much rather see Charlotte, Miami if they make the playoffs and even Toronto.
    And with the recent trades I think Robert Williams can hold his own as a starter. And Tristan Thompson can slow most good centers down enough. So I think a scoring punch from the guard spot was a better move than looking for a center. I hate to see D.Tice go, but we've been years without somebody who can play the two guard night in night out, in this corrects that problem I hated the trade when I saw it, but the more I examined all the elements and what we have now I believe we have better balance than if we had gone for any centers.

  • larry koch

    larry koch

    9 hari yang lalu

    The IT Curse? lol!
    IT got cocky and all but threatened to leave Boston if he didn't get a Max contract. There would be no sympathy for him if he had stayed and played poorly on a Max deal. But everyone's got a tear for IT because he hasn't been able to get a job in the NBA. Should we have given this guy a Max contract with the damage he had done to his hip? It would have been foolish to do so and management did what they should have. I just hope IT did what he should have and put some money away. When the car breaks down you get a new one.
    If anyone's cursed it's IT himself. Boston's done pretty well since IT left. IT not so much.
    I thank him for his services when he was in Boston. He played great, let the memories lie and forget about the what if's.

  • christopher hennessey

    christopher hennessey

    11 hari yang lalu

    Danny ! What have you done?

  • christopher hennessey

    christopher hennessey

    11 hari yang lalu

    They should have kept Theis and Hayward .

  • Martin Kalalo

    Martin Kalalo

    12 hari yang lalu

    Smart was dumb on this one. He played like 500 games on his entire life and yet he doesn't know that shot clock thing yet

  • Pound Trader

    Pound Trader

    14 hari yang lalu

    The Celtics window is slowly closing

  • Gerald Shields

    Gerald Shields

    14 hari yang lalu

    @Heat Check I hate to break this to you, but Centers can't defend Williamson that well. What are they gonna do with that 285 lb body when it's on their upper body?

  • J. J.

    J. J.

    14 hari yang lalu

    It's time to recognize that Brad Stevens is not a head coach. He's an assistant. He's a strategist.. but he can't handle professional athletes.

  • Mr. Salamanca

    Mr. Salamanca

    14 hari yang lalu

    Shouldn't have traded Theis.

  • Motorrr

    Motorrr

    15 hari yang lalu

    Theis is missing

  • Soul Leading Ministries

    Soul Leading Ministries

    15 hari yang lalu

    It’s crazy because when Kemba first got there they were great!

  • jonjon

    jonjon

    16 hari yang lalu

    Getting? Or been

  • Boxer McCoy

    Boxer McCoy

    16 hari yang lalu

    I’m way better than Evan

  • Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart

    16 hari yang lalu

    This karma for gae Celtics fans always talking shit

  • Corporal Feel no type a way

    Corporal Feel no type a way

    16 hari yang lalu

    Ainge still won't trade Kemba & he prefers average bigs over allstar bigs.

  • Shai Chlimb

    Shai Chlimb

    16 hari yang lalu

    celtics already had the best players but impatient to let them go.

  • Ged Cruz

    Ged Cruz

    16 hari yang lalu

    what an annoying voice

  • Paz Manian

    Paz Manian

    17 hari yang lalu

    1:42 IN ORLANDO
    Big fn diff

  • FACLESS DZ

    FACLESS DZ

    17 hari yang lalu

    AIR BALL

  • WASIV

    WASIV

    17 hari yang lalu

    this is not about basketball. its about a few guys who are supposedly their best players that are mentally gone. they may be more brainwashed than Kaepernick. they are convinced that everything is racist. so they themselves created a culture of hate w/in the organization.
    its the real reason Gordon Hayward left and he was the only guy holding this team together.

  • J Bautista

    J Bautista

    17 hari yang lalu

    1986 Celtics were the best. Cheers!

  • Dick Money

    Dick Money

    17 hari yang lalu

    Soft.🧽

  • Bregozy

    Bregozy

    17 hari yang lalu

    As a sixers fan this warms my heart

  • William Blackfyre

    William Blackfyre

    18 hari yang lalu

    because guys like Tatum, Walker, and Brown try to breakdown the D and get their shot off the dribble, so iso is the way they do it, but the shots are usually contested
    They don't kick out to their shooters enough for wide open shots...I believe that is Steven's fault. He also doesn't seem to be motivating his players, which is absolutely his job, regardless of what Tatum thinks. I think his message has gotten stale to the young guys and they don't have he veteran leadership to reinforce Steven's message. If this is the case (I'm not entirely sure it is) and they keep losing, he will lose the locker room and eventually his job.

  • Adeel Nissar

    Adeel Nissar

    18 hari yang lalu

    This didn’t age too well 🥶🥶

  • Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels

    18 hari yang lalu

    You have tightest set. Love that glowing goal.

  • KyrieNewton213

    KyrieNewton213

    18 hari yang lalu

    U said Tatum didn’t play but you showed him in the highlight of the pelicans game lol

  • Let's Play Hardball

    Let's Play Hardball

    18 hari yang lalu

    To save and have a decent season is to get rid of those Jersey.

  • Flurin Parpan

    Flurin Parpan

    18 hari yang lalu

    love your accent

  • Pepe's Dream

    Pepe's Dream

    18 hari yang lalu

    Fournier is a 20 point per game scorer that can't score 😂

  • bossmansav

    bossmansav

    18 hari yang lalu

    can’t save covid messed it up

  • Ton Par

    Ton Par

    18 hari yang lalu

    DA better step down

  • Jerm

    Jerm

    18 hari yang lalu

    As a Celtics fan i think there's a couple problems. Brad Stevens is too soft of a coach. He's very passive and just wants to say the right things and please everyone. He doesn't want to upset anyone or ruffle any feathers. Second i think there's a problem with the leadership role on the team or more specifically "the guy". Every team has "the guy". Right now i think there's this unspoken riff between Brown and Tatum. Tatum is clearly the natural selection to be the alpha of this team but Brown doesn't like it. He wan't to be the top dog and is really jealous of the attention Tatum receives. You can see it in his body language and his face. He always looks upset like someone's done him wrong. He never looks happy when's the last time you saw him smile? Yes they're both putting up great stats but they aren't playing well together as a team. They're more competing against each other and that's why they're struggling to win games. Stevens wont correct it either he's too worried about offending and upsetting them.

  • SammyTV

    SammyTV

    18 hari yang lalu

    Tatum is so overated ...he's good but not on the zion luka tier. Give luka brown as a running mate and they are 3 seed in the east at worst

  • Ramil D

    Ramil D

    18 hari yang lalu

    wtf is this commentary and tone lmao

  • Ramil D

    Ramil D

    18 hari yang lalu

    it's just marcus tbh trade that boi to rockets

  • Think aboutit

    Think aboutit

    18 hari yang lalu

    I'm not a Celtics fan but boy did they really mess up that strong hand they had a few years ago. They had 2 young and up and coming players with draft picks a plenty and THIS IS WHAT THEYVE BECOME!!??@? They played that great hand into a terrible hand and now they're about to fold. How is Danny Ainge not fired already? MO Wagner and Evan F. Is who they traded for to save the team???? WHAT! I'm really not hating on the team. I'm really just stunned at how they got here from there. They were setting up a dynasty. Really, what happened? Please Celtics fan respond and tell me. I just want to know.

  • oz ark

    oz ark

    18 hari yang lalu

    its not about how to be great,the motto now is"f u cant beat them,built them"

  • Bry Highlights

    Bry Highlights

    18 hari yang lalu

    they should've traded for vucevic instead. 5 position is their main prob

  • Fred Frond

    Fred Frond

    18 hari yang lalu

    Pelicans are scary. Zion the unstoppable force and Adams the immovable object.

  • MakeDredd2

    MakeDredd2

    18 hari yang lalu

    Everybody think they are Steph Curry in NBA 2021.

  • Tim

    Tim

    18 hari yang lalu

    They messed up with trading away goat Theis

  • yoloxpik

    yoloxpik

    18 hari yang lalu

    Marcus Smart Is a cancer for this team, he thinks Is as good as Tatum, Walker or Brown.

  • Nicholas Zaborowski

    Nicholas Zaborowski

    18 hari yang lalu

    Kembas a bad fit and just flat out not a guy who helps winning

  • Ender

    Ender

    18 hari yang lalu

    Trade kemba

  • John Ta

    John Ta

    18 hari yang lalu

    fire brad stevens

  • Essag Ghim

    Essag Ghim

    18 hari yang lalu

    There is too many egos on the team that don't know how to sacrifice.

  • Pokey Cottons

    Pokey Cottons

    18 hari yang lalu

    Stef, this vid is fire

  • Bobby Reece

    Bobby Reece

    18 hari yang lalu

    Marcus not so smart

  • joemago

    joemago

    19 hari yang lalu

    They traded Daniel Theiss, a solid role player down low.

  • Harry Poter

    Harry Poter

    19 hari yang lalu

    it's over for the Celtics this season, might as well tank and go for a better draft position. There is ZERO chance the Celtics are going past the Nets looking like this.

  • Jackobee

    Jackobee

    19 hari yang lalu

    Anyone remember when the Celtics finessed the Nets. 8 years later Celtics are average and the Nets have a goon squad 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Jewel Coates

    Jewel Coates

    19 hari yang lalu

    They are not playing D it seems like there are no set plays it's Jason then it's jaylen And kemba and every one else Danny not making smart moves

  • CK Holic

    CK Holic

    19 hari yang lalu

    They need a player like Horford.

  • Sean Radix`

    Sean Radix`

    19 hari yang lalu

    How does this music not get boring.. great vids bro 🔥🔥🔥

  • Ramon Lumbang

    Ramon Lumbang

    19 hari yang lalu

    hey idol❤️nice jacket..can i have one?im ur avid follower🙏✌🙏

  • Itsme Forsure

    Itsme Forsure

    19 hari yang lalu

    I thought when they traded Theis, they were getting vucevic. Theis for wagner and Kornet is horrible. Theis could hit the 3 and that fits into Stevens offense, which is pretty much pick/pick/chuck a 3.

  • Isaiah 63 1-6

    Isaiah 63 1-6

    19 hari yang lalu

    The Celtics need a playmaker, tatum brown & kemba are just scorers, trade kemba for playmaking guard and they’ll be top 3 seed, smart thompson etc etc for the bench is solid tier

  • D 95

    D 95

    19 hari yang lalu

    Life could be worse, just look up Fournier on google 😂

  • HERDof BUFFALOED

    HERDof BUFFALOED

    19 hari yang lalu

    If the Celtics don’t get stops or force turnovers in order get easy buckets, they rely on their hero ball half court offense which won’t beat anyone in the NBA. Not even bad teams. Tatum is a terrible leader since he does not lead by example. Has anyone every seen Tatum take a charge? Brown seems more interested in making the all stars than leading a deep playoff run. Danny Ainge needs to retire ASAP

  • Marc Mulder

    Marc Mulder

    19 hari yang lalu

    Your analyses is wrong,, it is Kyries fault...

  • Tegridy Farms

    Tegridy Farms

    19 hari yang lalu

    The whole squad playing like they got diagnosed with Fournier!!

  • DaveDEF82

    DaveDEF82

    19 hari yang lalu

    Should have never traded Theis...

  • incipidsigninsetup

    incipidsigninsetup

    19 hari yang lalu

    Zion size, first step, body control and soft touch around the rim makes him impossible to stop. He reminds me of Karl Malone but without the face up mid range capability. Btw, in today's no touch league Karl Malone would've been absolutely dominant.

  • Κωνσταντίνος Μουστάκας

    Κωνσταντίνος Μουστάκας

    19 hari yang lalu

    Celtics fan for ever. They don't play individual defense, relying too much on someone else helping/bailing them out and they don't play team offense, instead they play 'my turn your turn'

  • Dylan

    Dylan

    19 hari yang lalu

    I think the years of poor drafting is catching up with them, outside of jaylen and jayson they haven't hit on a single pick in years. Thats lead to a huge lack of depth and not much talent outside of the core 4-5 guys.

  • Robert Thomas

    Robert Thomas

    19 hari yang lalu

    You fournier’d that nerf hoop shoot

  • Hyse Nur

    Hyse Nur

    19 hari yang lalu

    They got mo wagner looool

  • Pussy Destroyer

    Pussy Destroyer

    19 hari yang lalu

    Boston need new coach

  • Theodore McLaughlin

    Theodore McLaughlin

    19 hari yang lalu

    This has been years in the making.

  • Philmar Moling

    Philmar Moling

    19 hari yang lalu

    They lack a legitimate center

  • Inferno Dragon

    Inferno Dragon

    19 hari yang lalu

    I mean they pretty much traded most of the veterans that can give leadership... Goodluck with ya'll... Go Hornets.!!!

  • R. B.

    R. B.

    19 hari yang lalu

    I miss Theis

  • Knuckles Aukuso

    Knuckles Aukuso

    19 hari yang lalu

    Kemba is a ball hog never a team player

  • Ivan S Dizon

    Ivan S Dizon

    19 hari yang lalu

    they always run out of gas, specially in playoff.🙁 trade their players and they are be good in the other team..kyrie? hayward?

  • eric aunzo

    eric aunzo

    19 hari yang lalu

    Celtics need to get rid of Walker and get someone who can set plays for them. Walker is an iso score first pg.

  • 1Mrsweetness

    1Mrsweetness

    19 hari yang lalu

    They need big man

  • TheNamesDitto

    TheNamesDitto

    19 hari yang lalu

    They have three all stars. I don't get what's happening

  • Gameplay Tube

    Gameplay Tube

    19 hari yang lalu

    Where is overrated tatum?

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    Monkey D. Luffy

    19 hari yang lalu

    0:56 I'm waiting for you to breakdown the scene.
    Marcus Smart thinks the clock is running out and it's his instinct to take the shot.
    JUST LOOK AT THE CLOCK ON THIER BASKET, IT DIDN'T RESET !

  • Mobius DC

    Mobius DC

    19 hari yang lalu

    Boston should sign Jimmer Freddete if they need descent shooting.

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    Monkey D. Luffy

    19 hari yang lalu

    I'm not a Celtic fan but they have a great PlayOff run with Tatum, Brown and Rozier.
    I still don't understand why Celtics gave up on Rozier ?

  • Mateja Lazarević

    Mateja Lazarević

    19 hari yang lalu

    pls fix your accent lol

  • krste3000

    krste3000

    19 hari yang lalu

    So, the Celitcs suck on offense and they suck on defense. Is there any upside to this team?

  • Luis Asterio Querubin

    Luis Asterio Querubin

    19 hari yang lalu

    Are you a heat fan?

  • Blassie P

    Blassie P

    19 hari yang lalu

    We fucking suck yo , no excuses when there's expectations for this team we crumbled

  • Liam M

    Liam M

    19 hari yang lalu

    Get Kemba off the team and I guarantee you they start winning again because Kemba is the only problem for the team's failures because we all know him for repeatedly choking in the Regular Season every year and it doesn't matter who he plays with he always finds a way to choke in the big games that matter most in the Regular Season and if the Celtics end up missing the Playoffs this season then it's going to go down as the most epic failure and choke job Kemba has put up in his whole career because right now his most epic failure and choke job he's put up came in the 2017/18 Regular Season where he didn't lead his team to the Playoffs with Dwight Howard playing with him the dude is an Overrated and Overhyped bum.

  • Monalisa Hera

    Monalisa Hera

    19 hari yang lalu

    The well-made cafe endoscopically avoid because appeal symptomatically regret during a loud bucket. worried, torpid bar

  • gd131

    gd131

    19 hari yang lalu

    Its the Kardashian curse all over again.

  • Simon Sez

    Simon Sez

    19 hari yang lalu

    Kyrie was holding them back 💯

  • benjamin stanislaus

    benjamin stanislaus

    19 hari yang lalu

    danny ainge is a bum. so is brad no expecations stevens

  • toto maxwell

    toto maxwell

    20 hari yang lalu

    Danny Ainge and HIS Brad Stevens should get and be FIRED.THEY ARE A DISASTER.

  • Erbey Pineda

    Erbey Pineda

    20 hari yang lalu

    Celtics suck!

  • Scruffy

    Scruffy

    20 hari yang lalu

    Oh ya by the way they getting another chip, you'll see

  • Scruffy

    Scruffy

    20 hari yang lalu

    Five hundered k baby

  • eba1029

    eba1029

    20 hari yang lalu

    Miss the IT era where they played as a TEAM. They never made it to the Finals but the games were always fun to watch and they were more competitive. These guys look like theyve just given up on the season.

    • eba1029

      eba1029

      16 hari yang lalu

      @Robert Phillips Didnt say they were better. Just said the team was more competitive and team oriented back then compared to this dumpster fire.

    • Robert Phillips

      Robert Phillips

      18 hari yang lalu

      2018 Celtics were better than IT era

  • Nobunaga Takanaga

    Nobunaga Takanaga

    20 hari yang lalu

    Celtics need to trade smart and walker .start prichard at pg

  • Tobyn Cummins

    Tobyn Cummins

    20 hari yang lalu

    Brad Steven’s Celtics are the juggernaut that never was...

  • Philip He

    Philip He

    20 hari yang lalu

    How to save the Celtics for falling to the bottom in the league. First step must start with get rid of Kemba.

    • Liam M

      Liam M

      19 hari yang lalu

      Thank you I've been saying this ever since the end of the 2017/18 season Kemba Walker is a Regular Season choker but the only excuse people have been bringing up is he had no help which is definitely false because his team has played in so many Regular Season games throughout his whole career where he's bricked shots, Free Throws and blown easy layups in crunch time to close out winnable games his team could've won and he's played in so many winnable games where he's shot less than 30 and 40% from the floor and his team lost by less than 10 points.