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NBA Podcast: How the Celtics dominated Game 1 of the Finals

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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.

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In this episode, we unpack the Celtics' 107-89 win over the Mavericks in Game 1 of the Finals. Topics include:

  • The monster two-way impact of Kristaps Porzingis
  • Boston's cross-matching, and the challenges of using Derrick Jones Jr. as a ball-screener
  • The Celtics' flawlessly executed game plan at both ends
  • How Jaylen Brown and Co. went mismatch hunting and picked on Luka Doncic's defense
  • How Boston's switching defense held Dallas to only nine assists and three corner 3-point attempts
  • Can Doncic and Kyrie Irving force the Celtics to adjust?
  • The impact of Irving's struggles in a matchup that hinges on iso scoring
  • How Boston used the dunker spot and responded to the Mavs' one-man zone
  • The Celtics' perfect shooting night at the rim
  • Jayson Tatum stirring the drink
  • Boston's massive bench advantage

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