|Posted by shawn cassidy on November 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM|
It was hard to watch Thursday night when the Nets grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in the first half in Brooklyn. The Celtics fixed the issue, and limited the Nets to just 3 in the second half. The Nets, and Jazz grabbed a total of 18 offensive rebounds each.
Boston as a team grabs a league low 6 offensive rebounds, and they're two behind the 29th team in the league. The Celtics may set a record for team low in offensive rebounding. The issues were fixed when the Celtics went into the second half Thursday night. They just simply boxed guys out. They didn't run in a different direction. Courtney got the message, and he attacked on the offensive glass, and defensive glass.
Teams 1-13 in the league rebound at least 12 offensive rebounds per game. The Celtics have the same issue, and they need to focus on what they did in the second half of the Nets game.
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The Celtics surprisingly lost the glass by just three boards 47-44. Lee seemed to take over Rondo's role on the glass, and when Rondo comes back. I want the same effort from Lee. The Celtics only allowed 36 points in the paint, which has been one of the lowest totals all year for an opposing team. The Celtics only gave up 5 fast break points which is good without Rondo leading the defense.
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