They say defense wins championships, but despite having a league-leading defense for much of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Boston Celtics fell short of an NBA title by two wins. Now, as their 2022-23 season begins, the Celtics have flipped last season’s script by taking a step further in an entirely new direction by putting together a historically dominant offense.

Their top tier defense has taken a hit as a result and is now a so-so defense most nights. But in return for the shift in focus under interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, Boston has emerged as the hottest team in the league earlier this season.

To talk about the shift, Chris Mannix, Brian Scalabrine and Chris Herring caught up on the latest episode of The Volume’s YouTube Channel podcast, 3 Points with Chris Mannix.

Watch the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.

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