There’s no denying it. The Boston Celtics' win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday evening was choppier than the entire Saw franchise. And for stretches, we saw a return to isolation-heavy basketball. However, the Celtics didn’t completely abandon their offensive principles, as we could see by the 3-man game they deployed around the perimeter throughout the fourth quarter.
In basketball nomenclature, the 3-man game Boston executed is often known as ‘wide’ but is quickly becoming referenced as ‘quick.’ Regardless of what naming scheme you prefer, the fact is, the Celtics have the scoring gravity and decision-makers to execute their ‘quick’ offense at a high level by throwing in multiple wrinkles to keep the defense on their toes.