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Head coach Brad Stevens is bringing a much different style of play to the Boston Celtics this year and as one would expect, it is a work in progress from how he handles the media to the plays he draws up in both practice and during game time.

Several players on the 2013-14 Celtics are experiencing growing pains with the style of pick-and-roll defense Stevens is aiming for. The desired effect is icing of the play and is designed to prevent the ballhandler from using the pick- an additional layer of protection for the Celtics' undersized team.

“There’s all kinds of different ways of looking at it. . . . It’s a good way, if we become very good at it,” Stevens said. “We just have to get better at it. It’s the right time of year to work on it..”

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Source: Mark Murphy; Boston Herald

Padraic O'Connor 10/26/2013 12:21:00 AM Edit
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