What, exactly, is the Boston Celtics style of play called ‘Mazzulla Ball’?
We hear about it when the Boston Celtics are putting up historic offensive numbers, and we hear about it when they are choking late in games they ought to be winning even without historic levels of offense. But what, exactly, is the phenomenon that has become known as “Mazzulla ball,” the 3-point heavy style of play named after and favored by Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla?
There are certain elements to it that include ball movement, paint touches and rim attacks, and of course, taking and generating shots from beyond the arc as the staples of the (in?)famous offensive approach.
But is there more to see here?
The host of the “Old Man and the 3” podcast (and former NBAer) JJ Redick recently broke down how Boston has evolved offensively under Mazzulla.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear Redick’s account of what Mazzulla ball has become.
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire