Washington forward Otto Porter, who was off the floor before tensions boiled over, says Boston tries to cross the line.
Porter, via CSN Mid-Atlantic:
They’re a physical team. They try to play dirty. They try to take you out your game.
“Try to play dirty” – is that just Porter’s wording, or is he insinuating the Celtics can’t even successfully play dirty? My guess is the former, but the latter would be a nice sneak diss.
Boston has several gritty players – including Marcus Smart, Crowder and Isaiah Thomas – who walk the dirty/aggressive line. Do they sometimes cross it? Yes, especially Smart. But this is not an overall dirty team. Several teams occasionally cross the line without it forming their identity.