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Defense Is Key As Boston Celtics Look To Slay the Bulls

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

In 2007, the Celtics were almost a perfect team. Familiar fan favorite Paul Pierce was joined by newcomers Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The title-hungry Boston Celtics, deprived of a trophy in recent years, were a force to be reckoned with.

Despite going to either six or seven games in every playoff series last year, ultimately no team (or no man named LeBron or Kobe), could match up with, and beat the Boston Celtics, led by their big three.

This was a great offensive team, but what they really prided themselves on was their stellar defense. The Celtics scored an average of 100.5 points per game, only giving up 90.3 on the defensive side of the court.

The big three were the pride of the NBA, and seemed im...

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