Today’s focus: On Sunday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, as well as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, lamented the lack of teamwork and forced shots that led Boston to commit 20 turnovers in an 85-78 loss to the Knicks in Game 1. On Sunday, the Celtics watched film and formulated a plan. Today the Celtics will get down to the business of putting that plan into action. Making the extra pass is easy to talk about but harder to do in practice.
Today’s schedule: Celtics have media availability at 11:45 a.m. at MSG, followed by practice at noon; The Knicks practice at 11 a.m. in Westchester before media availability at noon.
Stat of the day:
Boston had the NBA’s highest TO% in transition, coughing the ball up on 15% of their fast break possessions this season.
— mySynergySports (@mySynergySports) April 20, 2013
That stat says two things: The Celtics miss Rajon Rondo, and at this point they’re better playing a controlled style than a frantic one.
Useful Twitter follow: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. At this point you’ve pretty much got to follow Kobe.
Nothing worse then watching your bothers struggle and u can’t do crap about it #realtalk
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 21, 2013
Injury update: We’re on Pablo Prigioni watch. The Knicks play much better with two point guards on the floor.
View from behind enemy lines: From the New York Daily News: Mike Woodson’s work should not be overlooked.
Series news: J.R. Smith will be named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year today, according to Howard Beck of the New York Times.
Interesting read: Allen Iverson has hit rock bottom.
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