NBA’s best clutch defensive plays of 2021-22 features Boston Celtics

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The Boston Celtics might have started the 2021-22 NBA season as something of a mess on the defensive end of the court as they tried to institute new head coach Ime Udoka’s switch-heavy style of defense, but by the time the campaign had ended, the Celtics had transformed themselves into arguably the best defense in the league.

That defense got the team to within two wins of an NBA title, and past some exceptionally tough opponents on their way to the 2022 NBA Finals as they cut a swath through the league’s most dangerous Eastern Conference contenders in the process.

That caught the attention of the league when their YouTube channel video editors put together of the best clutch defensive plays of the season.

Check out the clip embedded above to see some of the most memorable Celtics plays of that kind from last season — though not all of them go Boston’s way, be warned.

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