The unlikeliest of heroes emerged out of final evening’s New York Knicks-Boston Celtics, with Trey Burke nailing a “step again three” proper in Jayson Tatum’s face, giving the Knicks an unassailable 6-point cushion within the dying seconds. But Trey’s intelligent shot metrics do not account for the Celtics performing beneath expectation, not within the eyes of their coach Brad Stevens. In truth, Trey Burke’s late-game heroics
“I simply don’t know that we’re that good,” Stevens mentioned. “Maybe it’s not a wake-up name when you preserve getting beat. I imply, the outcomes are talking for themselves.” Although Brad Stevens stays optimistic the workforce can facilitate an array of adjustments into their recreation, one workforce dynamic stays an space of concern, in his estimation.
“We’re not taking part in with the identical character that we performed with final 12 months,” he added (post-game). “That’s the simplest technique to describe it, and the 50,000 points which can be beneath that, we’ve got to deal with one after the other.”
Brad Stevens is nonetheless dedicated to weathering the storm, as he does on the fly in a recreation setting. The Celtics face the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow in Atlanta, a workforce they might haven’t any hassle placing away, below regular circumstances.