Beating the Defense: How Boston’s Perimeter Shooting and 3-Point Abilities Carried Them in Their First NBA Finals Game Against the Mavericks

Luka Doncic Concedes that Boston’s 3-Point Offense Presents a Challenge

The Boston Celtics are renowned for their exceptional perimeter shooting abilities in the NBA. With a focus on shooting 3-pointers, Coach Joe Mazzulla encourages his team to take numerous shots from beyond the arc. The Celtics boast eight players who are capable of scoring from deep, seven of whom are considered elite scorers from all levels of the court.

During their first NBA Finals game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics’ spacing and 3-point shooting caused problems for the Mavericks’ defense. After the game, Luka Doncic, an MVP candidate and star player for the Mavericks, acknowledged that Boston’s spacing and 3-point shooting were challenging for his team to defend against. He admitted that his team needs to improve their defense on the perimeter and be more successful with their own 3-point attempts.

Coach Mazzulla has crafted a strong offense for the Celtics that focuses on finding open shots and scoring in a variety of ways. With multiple shooters spacing the floor, Boston becomes a difficult team to defend against. To stay updated on the latest news and analysis of the Celtics, fans can subscribe to the “Celtics Chronicle” podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or Substack.

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