The Celtics' Transition Defense Continues To Be Terrible

All series, the Boston Celtics have surrendered too many easy buckets in transition. It’s especially strange to see because the Celtics are known to favor dropping guys back instead of crashing for offensive rebounds. But in this series, they’ve crashed the boards too heavily and gotten lackadaisical with their assignments.

The Heat already have two transition layups off made Celtics shots early in Game 3. First, Mario Chalmers danced right around an unaware Brandon Bass for a layup. Then, LeBron James ran untouched up the left side and glided in for a three-point play.

Too often, after the Celtics put together a strong offensive set, they negate it with bad transition defense. This has to change if they want to have a chance of getting back in this thing.

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