Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown credited their suspended coach Ime Udoka for the impact he had on the squad and how it played a role in this season's successful run.

The Boston Celtics have been the team to beat this season. They are perched on top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 22-7 record and are looking to go the distance after their 4-2 defeat to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last season.

Tatum (30.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists) and Brown (26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists) have been pivotal in the Celtics' success so far. 

The pair have already been labeled as the best duo in the league this season and have been thriving under interim head coach Joe Mazzulla.