Celtics focus on starting small
|05.07.10 at 7:11 pm ET|
The Celtics believe if they can end up with big results by starting small.
Their game plan is to focus on the little things that, when executed properly, can result in an advantage in the long run. They are also the things that could wind up hurting them if ignored.
“I think it just boils down to small things,” Ray Allen said before Game 3. “Just building the small things in the game. Don’t worry about whether the ball goes in, but more importantly moving the ball, keeping turnovers to a minimum, and then getting back on defense.”
The Celtics have paid attention to those details so far. They are outrebounding the Cavs, 226-197, picked off 10 more steals, and committed two less turnovers in the first two games of the series.
“All those that things, they ultimately add up to getting buckets,” said Allen. “But those habits, if we keep those habits, you start small and as the game goes, the game is being played the right way on both ends.”
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