The 2021-22 Boston Celtics were a team, already known for its defensive chops, took things to another level on that end of the court under then-first year head coach Ime Udoka.
The Celtics took some time to do it, but by the time they had mastered Udoka’s switch-heavy style of play on defense, they had established themselves as the league’s most intimidating, effective defense. That shift in play was no small part of what got the team to within two wins of an NBA championship, falling in six games to the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to see what defensive plays from Boston made the final cut.
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