The Boston Celtics have been stumbling of late twelve games into their NBA season. The team started off poorly, vaulted back with a four-game win streak, only to find themselves amidst another four-game streak of the losing kind.
Defense isn’t the issue. The C’s are ranked ninth in the NBA in points allowed per game. It’s their offense that is sputtering.
Boston currently ranks 26th out of 30 in points per game, so what should they be focusing on to ramp up their scoring output?
Some of the answers are easy. Shoot the damn ball! Boston isn’t taking enough shots per game. They’re dead last in in the NBA in that category.
Other things, such as a lack of offensive rebounding, aren’t as easy to fix, so it’s an area the teams needs to become better in.
If the Celtics plan on being competitive throughout the season their offensive game will have to change. There’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be putting up more points, but something is definitely off.
Adjustments have to be made, and it’s only then that the C’s can get back into the mix in the Eastern Conference playoff race.