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Feb. 23, 2023

Analyzing the Boston Celtics' Second Half of the NBA Season

Analyzing the Boston Celtics' Second Half of the NBA Season

In this episode of "Missing the Point," the hosts discuss the Boston Celtics' chances in the second half of the NBA season, highlighting the team's players, coach, and potential for a deep playoff run.

Welcome to another exciting episode of "Missing the Point"! Today, we're shifting our focus to the second half of the NBA season and, more specifically, the Boston Celtics.

As one of the most storied franchises in the league, the Boston Celtics always draw a lot of attention. This season, they have an incredibly talented roster of players, including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Al Horford, Robert Williams, and more.

Dave, Rayshawn, and Bob are all eager to discuss the Celtics' chances of making a deep playoff run this year. The regular season starts to matter after the post-all-star break period. The Celtics have thrived in these high-pressure situations.

The conversation turns to specific players, and Rayshawn highlights Derrick White's impressive progression over the past few months. Although White's consistent shooting and overall contribution to the team have not gone unnoticed, has Marcus Smart's injury been the best thing to happen to him?

Bob points out that this season, the Celtics are getting more contributions from their bench players than in seasons past, especially from the likes of Malcolm Brogdon, Grant Williams, and the newest addition to the team, Mike Muscala. He credits head coach Joe Mazzulla for helping to get the team firing on all cylinders, even in the face of some challenging circumstances.

As the hosts discuss the team's chances in the playoffs, they're careful not to get too ahead of themselves. The Eastern Conference is always challenging, and the Celtics have had some close calls in past seasons. Nonetheless, they remain optimistic about the team's chances this year.

We can all agree on Joe Mazzulla's impact on the team. Initially, there were doubts about his ability to lead. Still, the players have bought into his leadership style and are playing with a newfound energy and purpose.

The TD Garden faithful will undoubtedly be rooting hard for the Celtics as they look to bring another championship back to Boston. With a talented roster, a committed coach, and plenty of momentum, this team could be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time. Stay tuned!


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Hosts: Dave Clarke, Rayshawn Buchanan, Bob Kelly

Producer: Craig D'Alessandro


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