Things Are GETTING UGLY For Boston Celtics

30. Ožu 2021.
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Right here we got 2 Celtics defenders trying to trap Zion. As he goes to drive, there’s a third one swiping at the ball, and finally a fourth one meeting him at the rim. But none of that matters as Williamson overpowers all of them for 2 of his 28 points in a win for the Pelicans.
Now, Zion is a beast, plus Boston didn’t have Jaylen Brown for this game, so there are a lot of excuses for them if you wanna go that way, but still, there are some glaring issues as well, and we need to talk about them. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Marcus Smart having a J.R. Smith moment and zoning out is not really a problem but it’s too funny not to include it in the video.
Shot clock running down, great energy on defense and Payton Pritchard makes it a jump ball with only 0.3 seconds left on the Pelicans shot clock.
Thing is of course if the Celtics get it, that’s a change of possession and a fresh shot clock.
But then look at Smart heaving it one handed from half court for the buzzer beater as he forgot who had possession before the jump ball.
Anyway, Marcus is a high effort guy, usually pretty Smart- no pun intended, and this is by no means a real representation of what he brings to this team.
What’s also not a real representation is the 0 for 10 that Evan Fournier shot in his Celtics debut.
First shot of the game for him, good movement, fakes the cut, goes out, gets the screen, an open look and the shot, but backrims it.
Again right here, nice hard drive to the rim but somehow the ball just rolls out.
And once again, good recognition by Smart as he sets a screen for Evan and another open look but another miss.
What I’m trying to say is he’s a 20 point per game scorer and I like the flow and the shots that he can get in Boston with these guys. So he’ll definitely start knocking them down and that will help the Celtics a lot.
Offensively, one of the biggest issues for them has been the reliance of isolation basketball. And they are near the bottom of the league when it comes to assists per game.
Hopefully adding another guy who can shoot the ball and move around the court like Fournier, will spice things up for the Celtics. However it’s worth mentioning that they once again got beat in the assists column by a lot.
And perhaps the biggest issue for Boston was evident in this game, and that is defense.
The Pelicans were blazing hot shooting the ball, and they were 50% from the field and an amazing 51% from three. They sure were able to hit some tough shots, but on the other hand, teams get hot pretty often against the Celtics. Brad Stevens’s guys are 21st in defense.
That’s nowhere near good enough for a team wanting to go deep in the playoffs.
I mean look at some of these points that the Pelicans were getting inside. This is too easy.
And when you watch their big men and how they looked helpless at times in this game, it’s easy to imagine a similar thing happening in the postseason as well, with Brooklyn adding Griffin and Aldridge, Philly with Joel Embiid of course, Bucks with Giannis, and even Miami who are in a similar slump as the Celtics, but they do have Bam Adebayo inside.
I said this in my video about the trades, but Boston needed to get Vucevic and they missed him, so now with the way the roster is, as much as I love watching them play, and as much as I’d like to be wrong on this one, I don’t see the Celtics beating any of the big teams in the East. So this could easily end up being a first round exit, and some changes could be coming in the off season.
Let me know what you think about them and if they can do anything to save their season.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

  • Danny ! What have you done?

    christopher hennesseychristopher hennesseyPrije 15 sati
  • They should have kept Theis and Hayward .

    christopher hennesseychristopher hennesseyPrije 16 sati
  • Smart was dumb on this one. He played like 500 games on his entire life and yet he doesn't know that shot clock thing yet

    Martin KalaloMartin KalaloPrije dan
  • The Celtics window is slowly closing

    Pound TraderPound TraderPrije 3 dana
  • @Heat Check I hate to break this to you, but Centers can't defend Williamson that well. What are they gonna do with that 285 lb body when it's on their upper body?

    Gerald ShieldsGerald ShieldsPrije 3 dana
  • It's time to recognize that Brad Stevens is not a head coach. He's an assistant. He's a strategist.. but he can't handle professional athletes.

    J. J.J. J.Prije 3 dana
  • Shouldn't have traded Theis.

    Mr. SalamancaMr. SalamancaPrije 3 dana
  • Theis is missing

    MotorrrMotorrrPrije 4 dana
  • It’s crazy because when Kemba first got there they were great!

    Soul Leading MinistriesSoul Leading MinistriesPrije 4 dana
  • Getting? Or been

    jonjonjonjonPrije 5 dana
  • I’m way better than Evan

    Boxer McCoyBoxer McCoyPrije 5 dana
  • This karma for gae Celtics fans always talking shit

    Kevin HartKevin HartPrije 5 dana
  • Ainge still won't trade Kemba & he prefers average bigs over allstar bigs.

    Corporal Feel no type a wayCorporal Feel no type a wayPrije 5 dana
  • celtics already had the best players but impatient to let them go.

    Shai ChlimbShai ChlimbPrije 5 dana
  • what an annoying voice

    Ged CruzGed CruzPrije 5 dana
  • 1:42 IN ORLANDO Big fn diff

    Paz ManianPaz ManianPrije 6 dana

  • this is not about basketball. its about a few guys who are supposedly their best players that are mentally gone. they may be more brainwashed than Kaepernick. they are convinced that everything is racist. so they themselves created a culture of hate w/in the organization. its the real reason Gordon Hayward left and he was the only guy holding this team together.

    WASIVWASIVPrije 6 dana
  • 1986 Celtics were the best. Cheers!

    J BautistaJ BautistaPrije 6 dana
  • Soft.🧽

    Dick MoneyDick MoneyPrije 6 dana
  • As a sixers fan this warms my heart

    BregozyBregozyPrije 6 dana
  • because guys like Tatum, Walker, and Brown try to breakdown the D and get their shot off the dribble, so iso is the way they do it, but the shots are usually contested They don't kick out to their shooters enough for wide open shots...I believe that is Steven's fault. He also doesn't seem to be motivating his players, which is absolutely his job, regardless of what Tatum thinks. I think his message has gotten stale to the young guys and they don't have he veteran leadership to reinforce Steven's message. If this is the case (I'm not entirely sure it is) and they keep losing, he will lose the locker room and eventually his job.

    William BlackfyreWilliam BlackfyrePrije 7 dana
  • This didn’t age too well 🥶🥶

    Adeel NissarAdeel NissarPrije 7 dana
  • You have tightest set. Love that glowing goal.

    Jack DanielsJack DanielsPrije 7 dana
  • U said Tatum didn’t play but you showed him in the highlight of the pelicans game lol

    KyrieNewton213KyrieNewton213Prije 7 dana
  • To save and have a decent season is to get rid of those Jersey.

    Let's Play HardballLet's Play HardballPrije 7 dana
  • love your accent

    Flurin ParpanFlurin ParpanPrije 7 dana
  • Fournier is a 20 point per game scorer that can't score 😂

    Pepe's DreamPepe's DreamPrije 7 dana
  • can’t save covid messed it up

    bossmansavbossmansavPrije 7 dana
  • DA better step down

    Ton ParTon ParPrije 7 dana
  • As a Celtics fan i think there's a couple problems. Brad Stevens is too soft of a coach. He's very passive and just wants to say the right things and please everyone. He doesn't want to upset anyone or ruffle any feathers. Second i think there's a problem with the leadership role on the team or more specifically "the guy". Every team has "the guy". Right now i think there's this unspoken riff between Brown and Tatum. Tatum is clearly the natural selection to be the alpha of this team but Brown doesn't like it. He wan't to be the top dog and is really jealous of the attention Tatum receives. You can see it in his body language and his face. He always looks upset like someone's done him wrong. He never looks happy when's the last time you saw him smile? Yes they're both putting up great stats but they aren't playing well together as a team. They're more competing against each other and that's why they're struggling to win games. Stevens wont correct it either he's too worried about offending and upsetting them.

    JermJermPrije 7 dana
  • Tatum is so overated ...he's good but not on the zion luka tier. Give luka brown as a running mate and they are 3 seed in the east at worst

    SammyTVSammyTVPrije 7 dana
  • wtf is this commentary and tone lmao

    Ramil DRamil DPrije 7 dana
  • it's just marcus tbh trade that boi to rockets

    Ramil DRamil DPrije 7 dana
  • I'm not a Celtics fan but boy did they really mess up that strong hand they had a few years ago. They had 2 young and up and coming players with draft picks a plenty and THIS IS WHAT THEYVE BECOME!!??@? They played that great hand into a terrible hand and now they're about to fold. How is Danny Ainge not fired already? MO Wagner and Evan F. Is who they traded for to save the team???? WHAT! I'm really not hating on the team. I'm really just stunned at how they got here from there. They were setting up a dynasty. Really, what happened? Please Celtics fan respond and tell me. I just want to know.

    Think aboutitThink aboutitPrije 7 dana
  • its not about how to be great,the motto now is"f u cant beat them,built them"

    oz arkoz arkPrije 7 dana
  • they should've traded for vucevic instead. 5 position is their main prob

    Bry HighlightsBry HighlightsPrije 7 dana
  • Pelicans are scary. Zion the unstoppable force and Adams the immovable object.

    Fred FrondFred FrondPrije 8 dana
  • Everybody think they are Steph Curry in NBA 2021.

    MakeDredd2MakeDredd2Prije 8 dana
  • They messed up with trading away goat Theis

    TimTimPrije 8 dana
  • Marcus Smart Is a cancer for this team, he thinks Is as good as Tatum, Walker or Brown.

    yoloxpikyoloxpikPrije 8 dana
  • Kembas a bad fit and just flat out not a guy who helps winning

    Nicholas ZaborowskiNicholas ZaborowskiPrije 8 dana
  • Trade kemba

    EnderEnderPrije 8 dana
  • fire brad stevens

    John TaJohn TaPrije 8 dana
  • There is too many egos on the team that don't know how to sacrifice.

    Essag GhimEssag GhimPrije 8 dana
  • Stef, this vid is fire

    Pokey CottonsPokey CottonsPrije 8 dana
  • Marcus not so smart

    Bobby ReeceBobby ReecePrije 8 dana
  • They traded Daniel Theiss, a solid role player down low.

    joemagojoemagoPrije 8 dana
  • it's over for the Celtics this season, might as well tank and go for a better draft position. There is ZERO chance the Celtics are going past the Nets looking like this.

    Harry PoterHarry PoterPrije 8 dana
  • Anyone remember when the Celtics finessed the Nets. 8 years later Celtics are average and the Nets have a goon squad 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    JackobeeJackobeePrije 8 dana
  • They are not playing D it seems like there are no set plays it's Jason then it's jaylen And kemba and every one else Danny not making smart moves

    Jewel CoatesJewel CoatesPrije 8 dana
  • They need a player like Horford.

    CK HolicCK HolicPrije 8 dana
  • How does this music not get boring.. great vids bro 🔥🔥🔥

    Sean Radix`Sean Radix`Prije 8 dana
  • hey idol❤️nice jacket..can i have one?im ur avid follower🙏✌🙏

    Ramon LumbangRamon LumbangPrije 8 dana
  • I thought when they traded Theis, they were getting vucevic. Theis for wagner and Kornet is horrible. Theis could hit the 3 and that fits into Stevens offense, which is pretty much pick/pick/chuck a 3.

    Itsme ForsureItsme ForsurePrije 8 dana
  • The Celtics need a playmaker, tatum brown & kemba are just scorers, trade kemba for playmaking guard and they’ll be top 3 seed, smart thompson etc etc for the bench is solid tier

    Isaiah 63 1-6Isaiah 63 1-6Prije 8 dana
  • Life could be worse, just look up Fournier on google 😂

    D 95D 95Prije 8 dana
  • If the Celtics don’t get stops or force turnovers in order get easy buckets, they rely on their hero ball half court offense which won’t beat anyone in the NBA. Not even bad teams. Tatum is a terrible leader since he does not lead by example. Has anyone every seen Tatum take a charge? Brown seems more interested in making the all stars than leading a deep playoff run. Danny Ainge needs to retire ASAP

  • Your analyses is wrong,, it is Kyries fault...

    Marc MulderMarc MulderPrije 8 dana
  • The whole squad playing like they got diagnosed with Fournier!!

    Tegridy FarmsTegridy FarmsPrije 8 dana
  • Should have never traded Theis...

    DaveDEF82DaveDEF82Prije 8 dana
  • Zion size, first step, body control and soft touch around the rim makes him impossible to stop. He reminds me of Karl Malone but without the face up mid range capability. Btw, in today's no touch league Karl Malone would've been absolutely dominant.

    incipidsigninsetupincipidsigninsetupPrije 8 dana
  • Celtics fan for ever. They don't play individual defense, relying too much on someone else helping/bailing them out and they don't play team offense, instead they play 'my turn your turn'

    Κωνσταντίνος ΜουστάκαςΚωνσταντίνος ΜουστάκαςPrije 8 dana
  • I think the years of poor drafting is catching up with them, outside of jaylen and jayson they haven't hit on a single pick in years. Thats lead to a huge lack of depth and not much talent outside of the core 4-5 guys.

    DylanDylanPrije 8 dana
  • You fournier’d that nerf hoop shoot

    Robert ThomasRobert ThomasPrije 8 dana
  • They got mo wagner looool

    Hyse NurHyse NurPrije 8 dana
  • Boston need new coach

    Pussy DestroyerPussy DestroyerPrije 8 dana
  • This has been years in the making.

    Theodore McLaughlinTheodore McLaughlinPrije 8 dana
  • They lack a legitimate center

    Philmar MolingPhilmar MolingPrije 8 dana
  • I mean they pretty much traded most of the veterans that can give leadership... Goodluck with ya'll... Go Hornets.!!!

    Inferno DragonInferno DragonPrije 8 dana
  • I miss Theis

    R. B.R. B.Prije 8 dana
  • Kemba is a ball hog never a team player

    Knuckles AukusoKnuckles AukusoPrije 8 dana
  • they always run out of gas, specially in playoff.🙁 trade their players and they are be good in the other team..kyrie? hayward?

    Ivan S DizonIvan S DizonPrije 8 dana
  • Celtics need to get rid of Walker and get someone who can set plays for them. Walker is an iso score first pg.

    eric aunzoeric aunzoPrije 8 dana
  • They need big man

    1Mrsweetness1MrsweetnessPrije 8 dana
  • They have three all stars. I don't get what's happening

    TheNamesDittoTheNamesDittoPrije 8 dana
  • Where is overrated tatum?

    Gameplay TubeGameplay TubePrije 8 dana
  • 0:56 I'm waiting for you to breakdown the scene. Marcus Smart thinks the clock is running out and it's his instinct to take the shot. JUST LOOK AT THE CLOCK ON THIER BASKET, IT DIDN'T RESET !

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. LuffyPrije 9 dana
  • Boston should sign Jimmer Freddete if they need descent shooting.

    Mobius DCMobius DCPrije 9 dana
  • I'm not a Celtic fan but they have a great PlayOff run with Tatum, Brown and Rozier. I still don't understand why Celtics gave up on Rozier ?

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. LuffyPrije 9 dana
  • pls fix your accent lol

    Mateja LazarevićMateja LazarevićPrije 9 dana
  • So, the Celitcs suck on offense and they suck on defense. Is there any upside to this team?

    krste3000krste3000Prije 9 dana
  • Are you a heat fan?

    Luis Asterio QuerubinLuis Asterio QuerubinPrije 9 dana
  • We fucking suck yo , no excuses when there's expectations for this team we crumbled

    Blassie PBlassie PPrije 9 dana
  • Get Kemba off the team and I guarantee you they start winning again because Kemba is the only problem for the team's failures because we all know him for repeatedly choking in the Regular Season every year and it doesn't matter who he plays with he always finds a way to choke in the big games that matter most in the Regular Season and if the Celtics end up missing the Playoffs this season then it's going to go down as the most epic failure and choke job Kemba has put up in his whole career because right now his most epic failure and choke job he's put up came in the 2017/18 Regular Season where he didn't lead his team to the Playoffs with Dwight Howard playing with him the dude is an Overrated and Overhyped bum.

    Liam MLiam MPrije 9 dana
  • The well-made cafe endoscopically avoid because appeal symptomatically regret during a loud bucket. worried, torpid bar

    Monalisa HeraMonalisa HeraPrije 9 dana
  • Its the Kardashian curse all over again.

    gd131gd131Prije 9 dana
  • Kyrie was holding them back 💯

    Simon SezSimon SezPrije 9 dana
  • danny ainge is a bum. so is brad no expecations stevens

    benjamin stanislausbenjamin stanislausPrije 9 dana
  • Danny Ainge and HIS Brad Stevens should get and be FIRED.THEY ARE A DISASTER.

    toto maxwelltoto maxwellPrije 9 dana
  • Celtics suck!

    Erbey PinedaErbey PinedaPrije 9 dana
  • Oh ya by the way they getting another chip, you'll see

    ScruffyScruffyPrije 9 dana
  • Five hundered k baby

    ScruffyScruffyPrije 9 dana
  • Miss the IT era where they played as a TEAM. They never made it to the Finals but the games were always fun to watch and they were more competitive. These guys look like theyve just given up on the season.

    eba1029eba1029Prije 9 dana
    • @Robert Phillips Didnt say they were better. Just said the team was more competitive and team oriented back then compared to this dumpster fire.

      eba1029eba1029Prije 5 dana
    • 2018 Celtics were better than IT era

      Robert PhillipsRobert PhillipsPrije 7 dana
  • Celtics need to trade smart and walker .start prichard at pg

    Nobunaga TakanagaNobunaga TakanagaPrije 9 dana
  • Brad Steven’s Celtics are the juggernaut that never was...

    Tobyn CumminsTobyn CumminsPrije 9 dana
  • How to save the Celtics for falling to the bottom in the league. First step must start with get rid of Kemba.

    Philip HePhilip HePrije 9 dana
    • Thank you I've been saying this ever since the end of the 2017/18 season Kemba Walker is a Regular Season choker but the only excuse people have been bringing up is he had no help which is definitely false because his team has played in so many Regular Season games throughout his whole career where he's bricked shots, Free Throws and blown easy layups in crunch time to close out winnable games his team could've won and he's played in so many winnable games where he's shot less than 30 and 40% from the floor and his team lost by less than 10 points.

      Liam MLiam MPrije 9 dana
  • For the life of me, I can't figure out why they didn't go after Steven Adams.

    Joseph BrewsterJoseph BrewsterPrije 9 dana
  • They have never had a premier center. Even Al Horford was playing out of position. They should have kept Aaron Baynes and went after Andre Drummond really hard.

    Joseph BrewsterJoseph BrewsterPrije 9 dana
  • of course because they've lost Theis who's the anchor inside, and it's going to be a feeling out process when there's a big trade. take it easy FFS.

    Burncity10Burncity10Prije 9 dana