In 99-81 win against the Kings, Boston showed how effective the offense can be even without Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics hit their first 14 shots in the second quarter and had registered 58 points by halftime, the most they’ve scored in a half all season.
Quick ball movement, getting everyone involved and remaining active without the ball are what sparked the offensive outburst. Boston utilized these tools to create optimal floor spacing and high percentage shots.
Utilizing these tools are the first key to beating Orlando and will also be pivotal going forward.
The second key to defeating the 14-31 Magic is for the Celtics to impose their defensive will. Dictate what Orlando can do offensively, force tough shots and contest everything.
If Boston can do this as well as control the defensive boards, there will be plenty of transition and fastbreak opportunities and the team will be in prime position for a third consecutive win.