"Celtics' Struggles in East Finals Reflect Season-Long Identify Issues, Says Malcolm Brogdon"

The Boston Celtics are looking bleak after dropping three straight games in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. Malcolm Brogdon, guard for the Celtics, believes the problem of the team's lack of success lies in the identity they have had all season long. "Our identity has waned all year long," said Brogdon, "We've been trying to figure out who we are." Brogdon continued, saying "when we don't make shots, we've got to rely on our defense, and our defense isn't consistent every night."

According to Celtics' head coach Joe Mazzulla, the team's defense has regressed from the regular season. This inconsistency has been a problem throughout the first two rounds and now the Celtics are Paying for it. Guard Jaylen Brown is shooting 37% from the field and 2-for-20 from 3 yet they still remain hopeful. "We still believe we're the better team," says Brogdon as they strive to become the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-7 series. Let's see what the Celtics have in store for these next 48 hours of play.