Celtics Pull Off Win Behind Coach Stevens Adjustment

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Stevens is Boston’s X factor. He can’t always help alleviate his team’s shooting woes, but he does everything in his power to put his team in position to win games. Friday’s game was exactly the sort that would have slipped away in the past, but Stevens wouldn’t let it.

Instead of a demoralizing defeat as the Celtics prepare for an upcoming stretch against three Western Conference playoff-caliber foes, including a back-to-back on the road in Oklahoma City and Houston, Boston emerged with a confidence jolt by fending off one of the East’s top squads. “The momentum had shifted. We felt it on the bench,” Celtics swingman Jae Crowder said of Stevens’ bold, late-game timeout. “We had to execute, come out, and get it done.”

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN