Perhaps the Celtics’ greatest takeaway from their weekend Florida rampage is the individual plays.

Brad Stevens is big on preaching process — the underlying connection between preparation and results — but for the first time in his short tenure as Celtics coach, the individual plays have actually mirrored his philosophy.

From Jordan Crawford’s fourth-quarter pounce on a loose ball Friday night in Orlando to the ultimate finish — Jeff Green’s 3-point game-winner while falling into the lap of a Miami fan — the coach has a gold mine of video material from this three-game winning streak.

The result, hopefully, is an emerging identity. They’ll find out quickly enough tonight in the Garden, with their second game against Orlando in four days.

“Just hard-nosed. We’re a hard-nosed team,” said Gerald Wallace, who threw a perfect, cross-court inbounds pass to Green with six-tenths of a second left Saturday night. “The main thing is to keep fighting, and in any fight you’ll find a way to win. . . . It’s pretty good. We come on the road, get two big wins. There’s a good Orlando team, and we come down here against the two-time defending champs.

That speaks for itself.”

So they have to be pugnacious. Until Rajon Rondo returns, the Celtics are a team without stars. Their recent success has come from players like Crawford hitting floorboards, Kelly Olynyk setting the perfect pick on LeBron James to spring Green, and undersized rookie Phil Pressey playing like a revved-up pest.
Winning will be a challenge all year for this team. A host of underdogs are winning right now, including Philadelphia and Orlando.

But the Celtics’ only hope to keep these upsets coming is by making up for their lack of talent with a pugnacious attack. Stevens’ Butler teams became famous for that style.

“We have to play that way, or we have no chance,” he said. “You have to earn the right to win that game with your effort and togetherness. There’s just something about basketball. You’ll have a chance if you play the right way.”

But for every expression of satisfaction from Stevens, there’s another that focuses on the mistakes and what went wrong.