Zion Williamson sends strong message on how impressed he is by Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics v New Orleans Pelicans
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Zion Williamson is in awe of the Boston Celtics' output during the 2023-24 season, seeing it firsthand on March 30 and singing their praises following a 104-92 victory for the Cs over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center.

“Their consistency on a nightly basis,” Williamson told reporters during the postgame presser (h/t MassLive). “The things that they mess up with, they don’t mess up twice. You can see it in their record. They know when to pick up their intensity. They know when they’re playing sloppy and they make adjustments quick. That’s what makes them great.

“They can switch one-through-five, especially when they have their starting unit out there. They don’t really have a pigeon you can really pick on. If they do, you have to watch film and see where it’s at. They’re all like-sized, and they can switch.”

Boston Celtics contain Zion Williamson as much as possible in dominant win

Williamson has been on a warpath the past four games, going for 25 points, nine rebounds, and four assists against the Celtics; accounting for more than 27% of the Pelicans' points on Saturday night. The three games before that, he had 28 (against Milwaukee), 29 (against OKC), and 36 (against Detroit).

While he still had his against Boston, Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White were able to block two of his rim-runs consecutively en route to a comeback win the Cs were down by nine in after the first quarter.

Containing stars like Williamson will be key to the team's Banner 18 ambitions. While some stars are undeniable in this era's fast-paced games, as long as the Celtics are firing on all cylinders, they'll be able to outpace any other team in the playoffs.

Every one of Boston's starters went for at least 13 points. That's exactly what will be needed for Joe Mazzulla's men to be champions come June if it can be regularly replicated.