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Concerning trend or anomaly game?

Related Topics: Joe Mazzulla, Houston Rockets

Remember when we were all complaining about the three-pointers? Well, hitting 38-of-91 against the Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks seemed to assuage those concerns for the weekend. But after a 111-109 frustrating loss to the lowly Houston Rockets on Monday night, a new topic du jour has developed. Actually, topics plural:

"The free throws, the rebounding, the turnovers, the second chances... It's concerning"

Joe Mazzulla addresses new concerns with the Celtics after loss to Rockets— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 14, 2023

“Those are concerning, the margins,” head coach Joe Mazzulla losing the analytics battle and ultimately the game in Houston.