WALTHAM, Mass. – The NBA has changed in many ways over the course of the past decade. One of the greatest changes of all is that it is now a perimeter-oriented league.
BOSTON – Is there an identity crisis taking place in Boston?
The basketball world has identified the Celtics with one word over the past five seasons: defense. It has been Boston’s personal wrecking ball, its M.O., its constant calling card and its driving force toward NBA championships.