More “Brad-pologism” after last night’s game, I see. It’s becoming so commonplace around here that it probably deserves its own Wiki entry:
“Brad-pologism - an irrational defense mechanism of Celtics fans to protect their fabled coach from any sort of criticism, regardless of those critiques’ merit. This behavior usually occurs within the subsequent 24 hours of Celtics losses that Stevens’ decision-making is called into question, specifically surrounding rotation decisions and timeout and offensive set calling.”
It’s comments like these that make me rarely visit game threads, and I regret peeking into this one.
Coming from the person who just quipped about having "a double oven" to criticize a comment that you disagreed with, I'll take that as a compliment. Typical type of hypocrisy demonstrated by many on here.
So, yeah, I agree. If you're triggered simply by a dissenting opinion, perhaps it is best for you to stay off of the game threads.
It's a hot take. That's all it is. There are plenty of other possible explanations for their performance last night.
Brad takes some blame, but your hot take is a gross exaggeration. They were on the second night of a back-to-back. Their offense is simplistic, but that's so that the young guys can learn to make the right reads.
Last year, the Celtics were a top 5 offensive team by most metrics. Our defense was awful. This year, it's flipped. The offense definitely needs work, but that's what the regular season is. Saying Stevens is not a good offensive coach because we shot almost 30% from the field in the first half doesn't really capture the causation behind the problems.
And the Pacers are good team -- let's not discredit them.
I think CBS is a top 3 coach in the NBA. Does that mean he is perfect? No. Does he carry some fault for a poor team performance? Yes. Should you make generalizations about a player or coach based on the second half of a back-to-back in February? No.