The 2021-22 Boston Celtics were a team, already known for its defensive chops, took things to a different level on that end of the court under then-first yr head coach Ime Udoka.
The Celtics took a while to do it, but by the point that they had mastered Udoka’s switch-heavy type of play on defense, that they had established themselves because the league’s most intimidating, effective defense. That shift in play was no small a part of what got the team to inside two wins of an NBA championship, falling in six games to the Golden State Warriors within the 2022 NBA Finals.
Thus it ought to be expected to see the Celtics included within the NBA’s ’50 best defensive plays of the 2021-22 season’ video, which has that season’s Defensive Player of the Yr wreaking havoc to assist get things began.
Take a take a look at the clip embedded above to see what defensive plays from Boston made the ultimate cut.
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