Celtics Talk: Eddie House breaks down Celtics' 3-0 start vs. Nets


Time to break out the brooms?

On the latest episode of Celtics Talk, Chris Forsberg is joined by 2008 NBA Champion Eddie House to discuss whether or not the Boston Celtics can indeed finish off a four-game sweep of the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Though the Celtics are hardly blowing the Nets out, their three wins by a combined 14 points, there are many signs that Brooklyn has waved the white flag ahead of Monday night's Game 4 at the Barclays Center, where it turns out Ben Simmons won't be making his Nets debut after all.

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From House's perspective, it looks like Brooklyn has all but tuned out second-year coach Steve Nash.

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"It looks like they're quitting on the coach," House said. "Like they don't have the trust of their coach. They don't trust him to make the right moves to get them in the right position so they can be successful. That can be demoralizing, especially when everything you're trying to do does not work."

Forsberg noted how baffled he was that coaching in the series has played the role it has, with Celtics coach Ime Udoka having success with halftime adjustments and getting the team to stick to the game plan whereas Nash -- who employed Udoka as an assistant with the Nets last season -- has not been able to adjust.

"The superstars believe in Ime, and he believes in them," House said. "Once you have your superstars believing in you, the rest of the guys are easy to fall in and understand your message.

Also discussed in the episode: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have put the rest of the NBA on notice, and House discusses the "championship mindset" the Celtics need moving forward.

Check out the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast Network or watch it on YouTube below. 

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