Despite having the best record in the NBA, the Boston Celtics have had, for whatever reason, a lot of trouble beating longer ball clubs such as the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and, most recently, the Orlando Magic.
What is it exactly about this sort of team that gives the Celtics so much trouble? And if Boston ends the season in the Eastern Conference's top spot, is there concern the Celtics might struggle against one of these longer East teams should they face them in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs?
The hosts of the CLNS Media "Garden Report" podcast recently dived into this question after Boston flopped for the third time this season against the Magic on the road.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.
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