The Celtics have a fourth-quarter offense problem, and Jaylen Brown has a solution: play through the bigs

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The struggles of the Boston Celtics to close out games are very real and a source of frequent frustration for fans and the players on the roster both. But that doesn’t mean the players and coaching staff aren’t trying to find ways to help alleviate the stagnant, easily game-plannable offense that is overly reliant on star forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

In fact, the former revealed he has been thinking of ways to change up Boston’s offensive game plan while speaking with the media after the Celtics’ 99 – 97 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

“I like to playing through the bigs,” explained Brown when asked how he and Tatum could make fourth-quarter scoring easier.

“I like playing through Al (Horford) and Rob (Williams III),” he added.

“I think those guys are great playmakers, and then depending on how teams guard us, that’s a way to get some better looks to some easier baskets rather than everything happening to be isolation, or everything happening to be a tough drive and kick. We’ve got to stick with that at times. Sometimes, we’d like to have the ball in our hands, et cetera, but playing through some of those guys are good for us and good for our team.”

Given the increased capabilities of moving and handling the ball recently demonstrated by Timelord, this is probably a strategy worth exploring.

Williams has been at his best this season when passing out of the elbow or otherwise an engaged part of the offense, and might just be the best passer on Boston’s roster to boot.

While the Texas A&M Product may not be the only potential solution, using his and veteran big man Al Horford’s capabilities at keeping the ball moving for easy buckets might just be Boston’s best internal bet at improvement.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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