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The problem with having a player flash to the FT line is that unless the player is accustomed to having the ball in a high post position they are being set up to fail. A zone defense should invite this pass and prepare to swarm the moment he puts the ball on the floor. It takes a quick reaction and Jaylen doesn’t seem to be the right guy for this as his strength is in iso or transition. Theis or Kanter would be the ones who could handle this spot and maybe Hayward as he is a quick enough decision maker to handle this as well.
A healthy Hayward would be flashing in the high post. But depending on him while injured/recovering/rusty seems perilous. Smart should be the next choice for that role. Smart has 3 quick choices to make once he gets the ball: draw/dish, attack the rim or shoot a 15'.

Setting screens up top or passing around the perimeter plays into the hands of the zone, it drains the shot clock and gives the zone time to reset.

Credit to Miami for going strong/long at the top of the zone with Crowder/DJJ/Butler, they have done a good job disrupting penetration & kick-outs.

The good news is once the Celtics figure it out, you can run the same play continuously since you know where the defense will be every trip down. The bad news is Spolestra knows this and will adjust immediately out of it once the C's get any kind of rhythm.

A well-executed zone probably screws up the Celtics more than most since they use their BIG primarily to set screens for their more efficient offensive players. Having him (Theis/Kanter/TL) flash at the high post to distribute or shoot isn't ideal. Grant could probably handle it, but you're asking a rookie in a high-pressure game dictate the Celtics offense.
 

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The problem with having a player flash to the FT line is that unless the player is accustomed to having the ball in a high post position they are being set up to fail. A zone defense should invite this pass and prepare to swarm the moment he puts the ball on the floor. It takes a quick reaction and Jaylen doesn’t seem to be the right guy for this as his strength is in iso or transition. Theis or Kanter would be the ones who could handle this spot and maybe Hayward as he is a quick enough decision maker to handle this as well.
Tatum and Hayward seem best suited for this role, both are big enough and skilled enough to pass or score out of their. Kanter and Theis would not be as likely to attract double teams and thus open up shooters.
 

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Some info on the Heat zone from Zach Lowe and why the Celtics are having a tough time attacking it. I tried to articulate it but Zach does a much better job.

Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder played atop Miami's zone for most of Game 2, as the Heat played 31 zone possessions and held Boston to 0.968 points per possession, according to Second Spectrum. Butler and Crowder are ball hawks with a keen sense of timing for when to jump passing lanes, and when to dip back to cut off drives. Every pass around the perimeter is an adventure.
There are entire books and coaches' clinics devoted to attacking zones. Some of the simplest methods involve using normal pieces of your offense as if the zone does not exist: Run a pick-and-roll up top, or find a mismatch and play one-on-one.

The alignment of the Heat's zone makes both tactics difficult by vaporizing the middle of the court -- the location of most pick-and-rolls, and the area from which ball handlers have the juiciest passing options. Butler and Crowder can switch two-man actions at the top. Adebayo joins in if required.

A trickle-down effect of slotting Miami's best perimeter defenders at the top is that its weakest ones are hidden in the corners. If you want to hunt an isolation for Jayson Tatum against Tyler Herro, you have to do it from the coffin corner -- where the baseline and sideline act as extra defenders
He says getting Hayward back would be huge.
Getting Gordon Hayward back would be huge. It is unreasonable to expect Hayward to bring peak explosion right away, but Hayward taking 18 minutes from backups would help.

His playmaking style is tailor-made for zones. He is good at making connecting passes in the flow. Hayward also is a threat to score, and a sneaky cutter. Another steady ball handler would reduce the chances of Boston barfing up anything close to the 20 turnovers it committed in Game 2. Boston ranked eighth in forcing turnovers; it needs to play the turnover game to at least a draw.

Beyond that, Boston has to engage those weaker Miami defenders on the sidelines. The Heat have those guys slide up from the corner -- sometimes almost to the coach's box -- when the action swings there. If Boston can bait that rotation in ways that create a sideline 2-on-1, they might be able to generate corner 3s and drive-and-kick sequences that puncture the heart of the zone
He goes into other ideas like posting Brown up on Robinson or Herro because Tatum can’t do it due to Butler quickly switching back to him. Also says if Hayward goes, go to the “best 5” lineup to put everybody on the perimeter so Bam has to come out to guard someone in the zone instead of being in the middle of the key to switch onto anyone in a pick and roll. Defensively, he says to put Grant Williams in at the 5 to switch everything or “best 5” lineup if GH plays. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/zachlowe29911273/nba-playoffs-how-celtics-get-back-east-finals
 

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Tatum and Hayward seem best suited for this role, both are big enough and skilled enough to pass or score out of their. Kanter and Theis would not be as likely to attract double teams and thus open up shooters.
You don’t want to attract a double team from that position if you are the Celtics because the player doesn’t have any options.....aside from Tatum, Smart or Hayward ever playing in the high post which limits their ability to create. Theis has flashed and quickly rotSted the ball to shooters in the past which is what you want out of your high post player. Utilizing Tatum, Hayward or Smart not only takes away their strengths on the perimeter but it limits them as they can’t put the ball on the floor (which is what the zone is trying to entice you to do).
 

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They're playing a 3-2. You put a good shooter/distributor at the foul line and surround them with shooters, two up top and two down in the corners. When the defense plays and odd-man top of the zone (1-3-1, 3-2), you play two guys up top. When the defense plays an even-man top of the zone (2-3, 2-2-1), you play one guy up top.

The guy at the foul line gets a bounce pass and immediately faces the hoop. If he's a good shooter, he's going to attract attention immediately. If, say, the left baseline defender comes up to challenge, you run the teammate parked in that corner along the baseline for a lob, which is now uncovered. Or you leave him in the corner and turn to look to that side, where the other team has one defender (the other top guy in the zone) trying to guard two offensive players.

You don't beat a zone by passing around the outside of it. You beat it by (1) pushing the ball quickly up the court, (2) by attacking inside-out, and (3) killing them on the glass, as it's hard to box out in zone.

Boston did precisely NONE of these things in game 2 agains the zone. It's not like they don't have the talent to pull this off. It's a mystery how a coach as good as Stevens didn't put this together better. It's literally high school, college level stuff. Sometimes the defensive talent is too good (which is why Syracuse stifles teams like Cornell), but no WAY is Miami's talent that much better than Boston's.
 

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Anyone who played high school.basketball has some fundamental knowledge of how to beat a zone. Problem is the MIA zone is like no other. Having Bam, Butler, and Crowder up top create so many issues with their length, strength, athelticism, and smarts.

Sometimes the defense is just better than your offense.
 

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I think that having Hayward back will help with breaking that zone. It's brilliant in its concept (having smart deflection monsters on top), but it's still a zone. As BJ notes, the guy at the free throw line gets a shot. Tatum is a great fit there imo, but is a waste. GH might be a good fit there.
 

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So they did not slow Bam tonight nor did they have to resort to Semi (Hayward!). But they did do better defending down low and it would have been even more pronounced if those pesky Heat veterans would just die already.

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The small lineup with Hayward, Tatum, Brown, Smart and Kemba was amazing to watch. So much talent on the floor. Brown guards Bam better than Theis does.
 

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The small lineup with Hayward, Tatum, Brown, Smart and Kemba was amazing to watch. So much talent on the floor. Brown guards Bam better than Theis does.
Bam had his best game offensively tonight though. He was feasting on the boards as well. The Celtics finally cooled down Dragic and Crowder.

If they can lock up Dragon while Ae reverts to his mean, Bam can keep doing what he is doing given the cost of defending him (fouls).

Very interested to see what sort of adjustments Spoelstra rolls out on Wednesday.
 

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Bam had his best game offensively tonight though. He was feasting on the boards as well. The Celtics finally cooled down Dragic and Crowder.

If they can lock up Dragon while Ae reverts to his mean, Bam can keep doing what he is doing given the cost of defending him (fouls).

Very interested to see what sort of adjustments Spoelstra rolls out on Wednesday.
Agree with all this: if there's one thing you can second-guess Stevens on so far, it's not any particular decision, but more how long it took them to get to Smart on Dragic. You need to get some quick experiments in early.

Kemba on Jae was nice: there isn't a ton Miami can do there other than running Crowder pick-and-pops and flare screens, and you live with that imo.
 

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Bam had his best game offensively tonight though. He was feasting on the boards as well. The Celtics finally cooled down Dragic and Crowder.

If they can lock up Dragon while Ae reverts to his mean, Bam can keep doing what he is doing given the cost of defending him (fouls).

Very interested to see what sort of adjustments Spoelstra rolls out on Wednesday.
The only adjustment the Heat really need is there approach to the game. If not for Herro they are down 25 at the half......the score didn’t do any justice to how badly the Heat coasted in that first half. G4 is shaping up to be a classic as they will bring more energy in a bounce back game while we should be going hard looking to tie it up. Wednesday should be a good one.
 

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I also liked the adjustment to play Kanter when Iguodala is in--gives a way to attack switching while also not giving up as much defensively as you usually would with Kanter.
 

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Hayward was rusty but clearly is a huge upgrade over Semi. He is a good bench by himself with his versatility, plus his skillset is very good against a zone.

Our best 5 players are Kemba, Smart, Tatum, Brown and Hayward. It seems like this will be our crunch time lineup, even at the risk of letting Bam get his numbers.

Honestly, I have to give Ainge his props. Our top 5 is ridiculously good.
 

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You don’t want to attract a double team from that position if you are the Celtics because the player doesn’t have any options.....aside from Tatum, Smart or Hayward ever playing in the high post which limits their ability to create. Theis has flashed and quickly rotSted the ball to shooters in the past which is what you want out of your high post player. Utilizing Tatum, Hayward or Smart not only takes away their strengths on the perimeter but it limits them as they can’t put the ball on the floor (which is what the zone is trying to entice you to do).
And yet that is who they flashed from the weak side tonight. Which was always the answer. Hayward being the best option for this bc he's incredibly unselfish and decisive and a midrange threat and still has Tatum as an option on the perimeter (frankly, a double team is usually advantage Hayward here). When you flash you can still be creative as the Celtics showed tonight. You don't start them there bc the defense has time to consider the threat. So, it's still open high but with ws flashes. Mia seemed to play more man tonight than in the previous two games but I watched with my 8-yr old highly energetic son so could be wrong about that.
 

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Spo in the first two games essentially eliminated Kemba but in a different way than Nurse did with Toronto. Nurse went box and one on Kemba and face guarded him and denied the pass back (which actually allowed the Celts to play 4-on-4 which is a big advantage but was under appreciated here). Spo went 3-2 with all length high so what is Kemba to do? Can't get his shot off on the perimeter and has trouble driving with the zone and length extended with stunting and jumping. So even when Kemba can beat the first level he gets swallowed up as the zone collapses on him and bc of Kemba's diminutive stature it's hard for him to dish and kick purely and effectively. Also, who are the knock down shooters even if he's able to kick it? Do the Celtics have enough? Enter, Hayward. No Semi. Things changed tonight.
 

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Spo in the first two games essentially eliminated Kemba but in a different way than Nurse did with Toronto. Nurse went box and one on Kemba and face guarded him and denied the pass back (which actually allowed the Celts to play 4-on-4 which is a big advantage but was under appreciated here). Spo went 3-2 with all length high so what is Kemba to do? Can't get his shot off on the perimeter and has trouble driving with the zone and length extended with stunting and jumping. So even when Kemba can beat the first level he gets swallowed up as the zone collapses on him and bc of Kemba's diminutive stature it's hard for him to dish and kick purely and effectively. Also, who are the knock down shooters even if he's able to kick it? Do the Celtics have enough? Enter, Hayward. No Semi. Things changed tonight.
And Jesus I don't mean Hayward's presence was the only difference. Clearly, blast cuts (catching on the move on the perimeter and continuing) tonight were emphasized. Very hard for zone or man to react to that if the receivers are decisive and skilled.
 

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The only adjustment the Heat really need is there approach to the game. If not for Herro they are down 25 at the half......the score didn’t do any justice to how badly the Heat coasted in that first half. G4 is shaping up to be a classic as they will bring more energy in a bounce back game while we should be going hard looking to tie it up. Wednesday should be a good one.
Whenever I see Herro, and think of his being drafted #13 (aka every time I see him), I get physically ill. Tatum+Brown+Smart+Herro would be so ridiculous going forward...
 

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Great analysis by riboflav there.

Flashing to the zone breaker spot helped huge, as Miami couldn't set the defense first. Big communications problems for them. Not only was short midrange available a lot, but going downhill from there gave layups and kicks all night. And when Spo took off the zone, it was barbecue chicken all around. A couple of minor bouts of iso ball, especially at the end, didn't sink us.

Spo will mix it up on Wednesday at that end and probably find ways to free Dragic and get better looks for DR. But good adjustments tonight by CBS.
 

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Great analysis by riboflav there.

Flashing to the zone breaker spot helped huge, as Miami couldn't set the defense first. Big communications problems for them. Not only was short midrange available a lot, but going downhill from there gave layups and kicks all night. And when Spo took off the zone, it was barbecue chicken all around. A couple of minor bouts of iso ball, especially at the end, didn't sink us.

Spo will mix it up on Wednesday at that end and probably find ways to free Dragic and get better looks for DR. But good adjustments tonight by CBS.
Agree and should also add that in spurts the Celtics aggressive jumping of passing lanes with their more athletic wings led to easy offense. Defense was their offense at times.
 

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Agree and should also add that in spurts the Celtics aggressive jumping of passing lanes with their more athletic wings led to easy offense. Defense was their offense at times.
What time do you put your kid to sleep? Asking because I don't think any of us would be mad if you posted more of this after each game.

Edit: actually, what do you think each team does to adjust next game?
 

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What time do you put your kid to sleep? Asking because I don't think any of us would be mad if you posted more of this after each game.

Edit: actually, what do you think each team does to adjust next game?
So the Heat will definitely come out with the "do the same stuff, but try harder" adjustment that you often see in the playoffs.

Strategically, a lot hinges on whether Miami can find a way to get its man-to-man defense back on track. The Celtics have found something with forcing Bam switches to get him on the perimeter, or parking Theis/Grant in the corners to keep him away from the action. The Heat have a lot more defensive weak links than Boston, so no Bam sweeping the back line is an issue for them.

Obviously zone mitigates this, which is why they like it, but Hayward back + decisiveness really did a lot to make the zone less palatable.

I think Spoelstra will have something, but I don't know what it is yet. The Heat have been very reluctant to play traditional PnR defense against Kemba and Tatum, so I don't think that's there. Some form of aggressive trapping could be in the cards, and they have done that at times, but clearly don't love it as a base answer.

Winning 3 out of 4 against a good team is very hard, but the Celtics could easily be up 3-0 in this series, and should be up 2-1. I also think there was residual mental and physical exhaustion from the Toronto series, and that's starting to fade into the rearview mirror.

Miami should be favored to win the series, but there's a window of opportunity now after last night. As riboflav said, having Hayward back and looking sharp enough is a Big Deal.
 

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More great stuff from the Athletic (Help defense defined in one play)

Though he is known for his offensive dynamism, it was his defensive gravitas that won this game. Hayward gave Boston more flexibility to load up on the ball, as he is savvy enough to stay in front of one man while being in position to cover another.

Early in his first stint, he found himself in a precious spot when he helped Kemba Walker out of mouse in the house situation with Bam Adebayo. Hayward slid over in transition defense to loosely double Adebayo to cut off his passing lane, while keeping an eye on Jimmy Butler in the middle. When Butler cut, Hayward managed to slide with him and prevent the entry pass, something that had killed the Celtics last game:

Daniel Theis tried to use this as an opportunity to get back to his man Adebayo, but that meant leaving Kelly Olynyk alone in the weak side corner where Adebayo could rifle in a pass. So Hayward slyly fronted Butler while angling flat against the baseline so he could spring into a closeout. His reaction speed was so good that he was already turning as the pass was leaving Adebayo’s hands and it took him just three steps to have a hand next to the ball as Olynyk launched for 3. Most importantly, Hayward took a diagonal angle past Olynyk to avoid a landing space foul.


That’s about five actions the Celtics were getting wrong that he nailed in just one play.



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Well, Hayward made a huge difference. And the Celtics responded to every Miami run for 3 quarters of great play.

Then some combination of Celtics being gassed (Heat were getting every loose ball during the 4th) and Celtics focus on sitting on the elad running down the clock instead of having a good offense almost led them to give the game away.

If they had played a strong 4th I'd be ready to say they can win this. But the fact is they are now only 1 for their last 8 in games (and 0 for their last 5 games) in playing a full 48 minute effort.

Maybe Hayward will be enough, maybe not. We'll see.
 

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Obviously being up 2-1 gives Miami an advantage, and probably a good bit is my green glasses, but I still think the Celtics will win this thing. The Celtics just look like a better team and the only way Miami can win is to get lucky from 3. As others mentioned, they just need to keep working on the offensive end and not just kill the clock and launch threes when they are up.
 

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Obviously being up 2-1 gives Miami an advantage, and probably a good bit is my green glasses, but I still think the Celtics will win this thing. The Celtics just look like a better team and the only way Miami can win is to get lucky from 3. As others mentioned, they just need to keep working on the offensive end and not just kill the clock and launch threes when they are up.
Is it really "luck" when guys like Robinson and Herro and Dragic (and, to a lesser degree, Crowder and Olynyk) get hot from 3? They're big-time shooters. Moreover, Butler has shown the ability to step up and hit clutch 3-pointers in late-game situations.
 
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Well, Hayward made a huge difference. And the Celtics responded to every Miami run for 3 quarters of great play.

Then some combination of Celtics being gassed (Heat were getting every loose ball during the 4th) and Celtics focus on sitting on the elad running down the clock instead of having a good offense almost led them to give the game away.

If they had played a strong 4th I'd be ready to say they can win this. But the fact is they are now only 1 for their last 8 in games (and 0 for their last 5 games) in playing a full 48 minute effort.

Maybe Hayward will be enough, maybe not. We'll see.
The thing is...nobody puts in full 48-minute efforts; that's a nearly impossible standard. Miami certainly hasn't through the first 3 games.
 

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The thing is...nobody puts in full 48-minute efforts; that's a nearly impossible standard. Miami certainly hasn't through the first 3 games.
Yeah this.

Everyone loses focus and the flow occasionally. Celtics are still relatively young. Part of building that experience is learning how to get that focus back, which they did a half decent job of doing last night.

Running out the clock almost didn't work. C'est la guerre.
 

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The Celts have had leads of 14, 17, and 20 in the first 3 games. What's the Heat's biggest lead? Without going all "most days in first place", the Celts have carried play throughout more of the series than the Heat have. You don't get up by 14, 17, and 20 by accident.
 

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I've watched most of this series, and I think the Celtics are the better team, especially with Hayward, but even before he arrived, I think they were a little better. The problem is that Miami executes very well, is very well-coached, and has some sharpshooters who can change the momentum of the game in a couple of minutes.

The addition of a big smart veteran player like Hayward is hard to understate. He was able to read the defenses very well last night. The box score doesn't come close to showing his impact.
 

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There was no settling in Brown’s game Saturday night. Fourteen of the 17 shots he attempted were from inside the paint.

YES, no need for JB to attempt double figures in 3s when you can physically overpower 99% of the NBA

 

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I do love how Duncan Robinson can catch a pass up at his shoulders and in one motion get off a three. Damn impressive how quick that goes up
 

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The Celts have had leads of 14, 17, and 20 in the first 3 games. What's the Heat's biggest lead? Without going all "most days in first place", the Celts have carried play throughout more of the series than the Heat have. You don't get up by 14, 17, and 20 by accident.
The runs the Celtics have gone on to open those leads are no more or less meaningful than the runs the Heat have gone on to close them. They haven't built the leads by accident, but they also didn't lose them by accident. Through 3 games the Celtics have scored 332 points to the Heat's 328.

My eye test and regular season results say the Celtics are the better team, but they seem awfully evenly matched, at least since the bubble.
 

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The thing is...nobody puts in full 48-minute efforts; that's a nearly impossible standard. Miami certainly hasn't through the first 3 games.
The lead change or run is a cousin to this. It happens quite frequently in NBA games but reading some comments here, you would think its an issue unique to Boston.

Expecting every decision to be perfect, every shot to fall and every defensive sequence to end in a stop has to be a very tough way to watch this sport.
 

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Spo in the first two games essentially eliminated Kemba but in a different way than Nurse did with Toronto. Nurse went box and one on Kemba and face guarded him and denied the pass back (which actually allowed the Celts to play 4-on-4 which is a big advantage but was under appreciated here). Spo went 3-2 with all length high so what is Kemba to do? Can't get his shot off on the perimeter and has trouble driving with the zone and length extended with stunting and jumping. So even when Kemba can beat the first level he gets swallowed up as the zone collapses on him and bc of Kemba's diminutive stature it's hard for him to dish and kick purely and effectively. Also, who are the knock down shooters even if he's able to kick it? Do the Celtics have enough? Enter, Hayward. No Semi. Things changed tonight.
I thought MIA played more zone in G3 as Spo went to zone some in the first half to try to slow BOS down.

I'm glad BOS finally realized that once Bam is out of the lane, MIA has no rim protection. 60 points in the paint are going to win a lot of games I would think.
 

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I thought MIA played more zone in G3 as Spo went to zone some in the first half to try to slow BOS down.

I'm glad BOS finally realized that once Bam is out of the lane, MIA has no rim protection. 60 points in the paint are going to win a lot of games I would think.
They did some nice stuff in man-to-man to get him out of the paint, like getting the Bam switch in the PnR, engaging him, and then swinging the ball out while spacing Bam away. Really strong gameplan and execution.
 

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I've watched most of this series, and I think the Celtics are the better team, especially with Hayward, but even before he arrived, I think they were a little better. The problem is that Miami executes very well, is very well-coached, and has some sharpshooters who can change the momentum of the game in a couple of minutes.

The addition of a big smart veteran player like Hayward is hard to understate. He was able to read the defenses very well last night. The box score doesn't come close to showing his impact.
I'm pretty sure that even with GH at 75% or so, BOS has the better team with MIA. Without Gordo, however, IMO the two teams are pretty evenly matched talent-wise - although I think MIA is a bad matchup for a Hayward-less Cs. Good thing that part of the series is over.
 

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The lead change or run is a cousin to this. It happens quite frequently in NBA games but reading some comments here, you would think its an issue unique to Boston.

Expecting every decision to be perfect, every shot to fall and every defensive sequence to end in a stop has to be a very tough way to watch this sport.
This--the entire point of getting a 15-point lead in the NBA is so that you can handle the inevitable run that cuts it to 4. It's just gonna happen, and better to be up 4 than down 11 when it's over.

Particularly with 3s: a defensive lapse, a tough shot they hit, and a bad foul.....you miss 2 decent looks in a row, and that's an 8-0 run.
 

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They did some nice stuff in man-to-man to get him out of the paint, like getting the Bam switch in the PnR, engaging him, and then swinging the ball out while spacing Bam away. Really strong gameplan and execution.
Yeah, given all of the criticism after G1 + G2, it's almost hard to imagine that Brad could have figured this out. Must have been beginner's luck. :cool:

Brad became a much better coach when GH is in the lineup rather than Semi.
 

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Whenever I see Herro, and think of his being drafted #13 (aka every time I see him), I get physically ill. Tatum+Brown+Smart+Herro would be so ridiculous going forward...
It’s so upsetting. Herro is playing like a gritty veteran in the playoffs. He has so much confidence in himself.
 

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The Celts have had leads of 14, 17, and 20 in the first 3 games. What's the Heat's biggest lead? Without going all "most days in first place", the Celts have carried play throughout more of the series than the Heat have. You don't get up by 14, 17, and 20 by accident.
The Heat also came back from those deficits. The only difference is the order in which the runs took place.

Edit: I’m not sure if that’s necessarily true because the Celtics seems to play differently with a lead which contributes to the Heat being able to come back. But it’s arguable.
 

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Nice article about what the Celtics did to keep Bam out of the defensive paint:


If the Heat don’t want to zone more, the possible solutions are:
1. Do the same stuff, but with more effort
2. Have Bam play drop, maybe up to touch, and trust guards to fight over screens
3. Have Bam blitz like they do with Olynyk

My money would be on a combo of 1 & 2.