Things Are GETTING UGLY For Boston Celtics

30 Mar 2021
208 005 Ditonton

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.

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

    Kyky 200Kyky 2004 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 kochlarry koch11 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.

    larry kochlarry koch11 hari yang lalu
  • Danny ! What have you done?

    christopher hennesseychristopher hennessey12 hari yang lalu
  • They should have kept Theis and Hayward .

    christopher hennesseychristopher hennessey12 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

    Martin KalaloMartin Kalalo13 hari yang lalu
  • The Celtics window is slowly closing

    Pound TraderPound Trader15 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?

    Gerald ShieldsGerald Shields15 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.

    J. J.J. J.16 hari yang lalu
  • Shouldn't have traded Theis.

    Mr. SalamancaMr. Salamanca16 hari yang lalu
  • Theis is missing

    MotorrrMotorrr17 hari yang lalu
  • It’s crazy because when Kemba first got there they were great!

    Soul Leading MinistriesSoul Leading Ministries17 hari yang lalu
  • Getting? Or been

    jonjonjonjon17 hari yang lalu
  • I’m way better than Evan

    Boxer McCoyBoxer McCoy17 hari yang lalu
  • This karma for gae Celtics fans always talking shit

    Kevin HartKevin Hart17 hari yang lalu
  • Ainge still won't trade Kemba & he prefers average bigs over allstar bigs.

    Corporal Feel no type a wayCorporal Feel no type a way17 hari yang lalu
  • celtics already had the best players but impatient to let them go.

    Shai ChlimbShai Chlimb18 hari yang lalu
  • what an annoying voice

    Ged CruzGed Cruz18 hari yang lalu
  • 1:42 IN ORLANDO Big fn diff

    Paz ManianPaz Manian18 hari yang lalu
  • AIR BALL

    FACLESS DZFACLESS DZ18 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.

    WASIVWASIV18 hari yang lalu
  • 1986 Celtics were the best. Cheers!

    J BautistaJ Bautista18 hari yang lalu
  • Soft.🧽

    Dick MoneyDick Money18 hari yang lalu
  • As a sixers fan this warms my heart

    BregozyBregozy19 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.

    William BlackfyreWilliam Blackfyre19 hari yang lalu
  • This didn’t age too well 🥶🥶

    Adeel NissarAdeel Nissar19 hari yang lalu
  • You have tightest set. Love that glowing goal.

    Jack DanielsJack Daniels19 hari yang lalu
  • U said Tatum didn’t play but you showed him in the highlight of the pelicans game lol

    KyrieNewton213KyrieNewton21319 hari yang lalu
  • To save and have a decent season is to get rid of those Jersey.

    Let's Play HardballLet's Play Hardball19 hari yang lalu
  • love your accent

    Flurin ParpanFlurin Parpan19 hari yang lalu
  • Fournier is a 20 point per game scorer that can't score 😂

    Pepe's DreamPepe's Dream20 hari yang lalu
  • can’t save covid messed it up

    bossmansavbossmansav20 hari yang lalu
  • DA better step down

    Ton ParTon Par20 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.

    JermJerm20 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

    SammyTVSammyTV20 hari yang lalu
  • wtf is this commentary and tone lmao

    Ramil DRamil D20 hari yang lalu
  • it's just marcus tbh trade that boi to rockets

    Ramil DRamil D20 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.

    Think aboutitThink aboutit20 hari yang lalu
  • its not about how to be great,the motto now is"f u cant beat them,built them"

    oz arkoz ark20 hari yang lalu
  • they should've traded for vucevic instead. 5 position is their main prob

    Bry HighlightsBry Highlights20 hari yang lalu
  • Pelicans are scary. Zion the unstoppable force and Adams the immovable object.

    Fred FrondFred Frond20 hari yang lalu
  • Everybody think they are Steph Curry in NBA 2021.

    MakeDredd2MakeDredd220 hari yang lalu
  • They messed up with trading away goat Theis

    TimTim20 hari yang lalu
  • Marcus Smart Is a cancer for this team, he thinks Is as good as Tatum, Walker or Brown.

    yoloxpikyoloxpik20 hari yang lalu
  • Kembas a bad fit and just flat out not a guy who helps winning

    Nicholas ZaborowskiNicholas Zaborowski20 hari yang lalu
  • Trade kemba

    EnderEnder20 hari yang lalu
  • fire brad stevens

    John TaJohn Ta20 hari yang lalu
  • There is too many egos on the team that don't know how to sacrifice.

    Essag GhimEssag Ghim20 hari yang lalu
  • Stef, this vid is fire

    Pokey CottonsPokey Cottons20 hari yang lalu
  • Marcus not so smart

    Bobby ReeceBobby Reece20 hari yang lalu
  • They traded Daniel Theiss, a solid role player down low.

    joemagojoemago20 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.

    Harry PoterHarry Poter20 hari yang lalu
  • Anyone remember when the Celtics finessed the Nets. 8 years later Celtics are average and the Nets have a goon squad 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    JackobeeJackobee20 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

    Jewel CoatesJewel Coates20 hari yang lalu
  • They need a player like Horford.

    CK HolicCK Holic20 hari yang lalu
  • How does this music not get boring.. great vids bro 🔥🔥🔥

    Sean Radix`Sean Radix`20 hari yang lalu
  • hey idol❤️nice jacket..can i have one?im ur avid follower🙏✌🙏

    Ramon LumbangRamon Lumbang20 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.

    Itsme ForsureItsme Forsure20 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

    Isaiah 63 1-6Isaiah 63 1-620 hari yang lalu
  • Life could be worse, just look up Fournier on google 😂

    D 95D 9520 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

    HERDof BUFFALOEDHERDof BUFFALOED20 hari yang lalu
  • Your analyses is wrong,, it is Kyries fault...

    Marc MulderMarc Mulder20 hari yang lalu
  • The whole squad playing like they got diagnosed with Fournier!!

    Tegridy FarmsTegridy Farms20 hari yang lalu
  • Should have never traded Theis...

    DaveDEF82DaveDEF8220 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.

    incipidsigninsetupincipidsigninsetup20 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'

    Κωνσταντίνος ΜουστάκαςΚωνσταντίνος Μουστάκας20 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.

    DylanDylan20 hari yang lalu
  • You fournier’d that nerf hoop shoot

    Robert ThomasRobert Thomas20 hari yang lalu
  • They got mo wagner looool

    Hyse NurHyse Nur20 hari yang lalu
  • Boston need new coach

    Pussy DestroyerPussy Destroyer21 hari yang lalu
  • This has been years in the making.

    Theodore McLaughlinTheodore McLaughlin21 hari yang lalu
  • They lack a legitimate center

    Philmar MolingPhilmar Moling21 hari yang lalu
  • I mean they pretty much traded most of the veterans that can give leadership... Goodluck with ya'll... Go Hornets.!!!

    Inferno DragonInferno Dragon21 hari yang lalu
  • I miss Theis

    R. B.R. B.21 hari yang lalu
  • Kemba is a ball hog never a team player

    Knuckles AukusoKnuckles Aukuso21 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?

    Ivan S DizonIvan S Dizon21 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.

    eric aunzoeric aunzo21 hari yang lalu
  • They need big man

    1Mrsweetness1Mrsweetness21 hari yang lalu
  • They have three all stars. I don't get what's happening

    TheNamesDittoTheNamesDitto21 hari yang lalu
  • Where is overrated tatum?

    Gameplay TubeGameplay Tube21 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 !

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. Luffy21 hari yang lalu
  • Boston should sign Jimmer Freddete if they need descent shooting.

    Mobius DCMobius DC21 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 ?

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. Luffy21 hari yang lalu
  • pls fix your accent lol

    Mateja LazarevićMateja Lazarević21 hari yang lalu
  • So, the Celitcs suck on offense and they suck on defense. Is there any upside to this team?

    krste3000krste300021 hari yang lalu
  • Are you a heat fan?

    Luis Asterio QuerubinLuis Asterio Querubin21 hari yang lalu
  • We fucking suck yo , no excuses when there's expectations for this team we crumbled

    Blassie PBlassie P21 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.

    Liam MLiam M21 hari yang lalu
  • The well-made cafe endoscopically avoid because appeal symptomatically regret during a loud bucket. worried, torpid bar

    Monalisa HeraMonalisa Hera21 hari yang lalu
  • Its the Kardashian curse all over again.

    gd131gd13121 hari yang lalu
  • Kyrie was holding them back 💯

    Simon SezSimon Sez21 hari yang lalu
  • danny ainge is a bum. so is brad no expecations stevens

    benjamin stanislausbenjamin stanislaus21 hari yang lalu
  • Danny Ainge and HIS Brad Stevens should get and be FIRED.THEY ARE A DISASTER.

    toto maxwelltoto maxwell21 hari yang lalu
  • Celtics suck!

    Erbey PinedaErbey Pineda21 hari yang lalu
  • Oh ya by the way they getting another chip, you'll see

    ScruffyScruffy21 hari yang lalu
  • Five hundered k baby

    ScruffyScruffy21 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.

    eba1029eba102921 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.

      eba1029eba102917 hari yang lalu
    • 2018 Celtics were better than IT era

      Robert PhillipsRobert Phillips19 hari yang lalu
  • Celtics need to trade smart and walker .start prichard at pg

    Nobunaga TakanagaNobunaga Takanaga21 hari yang lalu
  • Brad Steven’s Celtics are the juggernaut that never was...

    Tobyn CumminsTobyn Cummins21 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.

    Philip HePhilip He21 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.

      Liam MLiam M21 hari yang lalu
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