Just how much of a problem is the Boston Celtics' defense, anyway?




 

The Boston Celtics could have very well have been the first team in the NBA this season to have a 10-game win streak had they managed to show a modicum of defensive ability in their streak-ending loss to the Chicago Bulls earlier this month, but instead chose to try turning it on late in the game when the momentum was already out of their hands.

And while it can be hard to get on the case of a team that is currently among the very best in the league in terms of wins and losses, the glaring issue of defensive concerns lingers over a ball club that just missed out on hanging a league-record 18 banners because of such seemingly minor issues.

Can the Celtics turn things around by the time they will need to deploy at least a middling defense with consistency?

The hosts of the CLNS Media "Garden Report" podcast had plenty to say about Boston's defensive woes on a recent episode.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.

Listen to the "Celtics Lab" podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

YouTube: https://bit.ly/3F9DvjQ

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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