This past weekend’s NBA action brought forth two notable events for fans of the Boston Celtics: a near-brawl initiated by Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla challenging a play while the Celtics were up by 30 in a game against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden, and the introduction of the league’s new in-season tournament to Celtics fans in that same contest.
The focus here is on the former, where Mazzulla’s decision to challenge a seemingly inconsequential play late in the game stirred controversy among the Raptors’ players, particularly as it occurred with only 3 minutes remaining in a game already decided. Was the ire on the part of the Toronto players deserved, or were they being overly sensitive given the context?
The hosts of the CLNS Media “Still Poddable” podcast took a closer look at this event on a recent episode.
Take a look at the clip above to hear their thoughts.
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