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Celtics Game One Analysis: How Boston Can Prevent More Losses

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Bulls are a tough opponent. They won nine of their last 12 games, going from an inconsistent team to a playoff-worthy team.

It's no sign of the apocalypse that the Bulls beat the Celtics 105-103 in Boston today.

The Celtics didn't walk to the NBA Finals last year. They lost at least two games in every round. But here are some things they'll need to do to tame the Bulls:

 

1. Create the tempo.

Boston can match anyone's tempo, but they have trouble exceeding it in the playoffs. This should not happen against Chicago.

Chicago has an explosive offense, ninth in the NBA at 102.2 points per game. Their transition defense is their...

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