Boston Celtics: 2 ways to fix stagnant offense in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Boston Celtics are down to their final strike. They rallied from a 16-point first half deficit in Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, only to once again collapse in the fourth quarter. As a result, they will be facing elimination for the fourth time this postseason.

Of course, Boston has won their previous three elimination games during these playoffs, and that resiliency should be helpful come Thursday night when the series shifts back to TD Garden. But Games 4 & 5 were about as bad as the Celtics have looked throughout the playoffs, and they are going to have make some quick adjustments for Game 6 if they want a shot at forcing a Game 7.

That’s going to be easier said than done for a couple of reasons. For one, Boston looks gassed, which makes sense considering how much work they have had to put in just to get here. Playing against a criminally underrated Golden State defense isn’t helping either.

Rest can come in the offseason though, and the Celtics need to do what they can to push the start of their offseason off until next week by winning Game 6 and forcing this series to go to seven games. But in order to do that, they are going to need to make some big changes to their offense. Here are two ways they can fix up their offense to help improve their chances of winning Game 6.