I wonder how old the above poster is? I've been around the game for a long time as player, coach, fan, etc. I'm calling what I see.
Boston fans to busy drinking beers while I watch Gordon Hayward get driven into tho standard and its ok because Brown get the put back. If that had been Bird the crowd would have been nuts. The outrage and weight of an angry crowd is immense. Boston has been to used to winning and become ho hum. No energy there like there used to be, but the potential is still there.
Notice Tommy H. has been stifled about commenting on refs and Mike Gorman has to keep him in check. That is purposeful. Also, Scal is wishy washy about officiating as if he is to aware of being considered a homer.
Every time someone goes to basket you breathe on them and there is a whistle. Boston thrived on physical defense last year and I'm convinced there was a mandate about cutting down on physical play. It has hampered the C's. Its a soft NBA which might as well be a skills contest. Go watch clips of how it used to be played. I do not like the present direction of this style.
Live on die by three, tough defense used to win championships.