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Boston Celtics Have Renewed Focus After Bulls Collapse

The Boston Celtics arrested their slump with a 92 – 79 win over Orlando thanks to a players-only meeting, via ESPN.

Against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the Boston Celtics gave away a 14 point 4th quarter lead to lose by 14. It was their third straight defeat.

After the game, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart vented about the team’s problems to the press. He called out the team’s two young superstars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

Smart said the All-Stars needed to pass the ball and get their teammates involved more often. The resulting clear-the-air meeting appears to have paid dividends.


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“The last few days, we’ve just been focused on Orlando,” Brown said after scoring 28 points in Boston’s win. 

“That was the goal: come out, try to get a win. That was it. Team meeting — just an opportunity to talk as a group, get some communication going in, and move forward.

“At the end of the day, we’ve been playing basketball together for a long time, all of us, especially our core group. So when it comes down to it, it’s all about trying to find ways to win, and that’s what the conversation was about, et cetera. The last two days, we’ve just been focused on Orlando, and now we’re focused on Miami.”


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“Obviously in the midst of trying to win games, it’s something that we probably didn’t need,” Brown said. 

“But we all communicate and talk to each other. So we’re always trying to find ways to win and I’m open to any and everything when guys bring it to me, coaching staff. I’m always watching film trying to better myself and be a better basketball player and find ways to make my teammates better. So it felt good to get a win today.”


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