Fast and Furious: Heat Use Speed to Slow Down Celtics 2022
How Miami found success playing faster than normal in Game 1.
The Megahit has won Game 1 for a number of reasons, but one more important than the rest they hired Jimmy Butler
, who scored 41 points and tried to make 18 free throws against a Celtic defense that needed a pivotal nanosecond from Payton Pritchard and Daniel .This because Marcus Smart and Al Harford didn't play.
Boston looked predictably weak in the fourth quarter as Butler called Pritchard to the ball screen one after another, a deliberate tactic that constantly created a quality look.
For one night, that strategy was a result. But, with Smart and Harford eventually recovering from a sprained ankle and health and safety protocol, Miami will not be suitable to eat it with all the series. Boston will recover and acclimate its content.
The series nature was also not defined by that action; indeed in the middle of his own methodical attack, Butler made a curious decision with a 13- point lead and had about five twinkles left in the fourth quarter.
Jalen Brown misses a put back immerse pass that splits Bam Adebayo to the bottom, Max Strauss grabs the answer and snappily throws it at Butler, who snappily climbs to the bottom with a couple of backpedaling Celtics and shot seconds to 19 seconds.
Considering the time, the score, how the bottom was balanced and Butler's success against Pritchard, it's a bit of a rush. At the same time, nearly every missed shot in Game 1 was used to shoot shots at different openings.
"We want to live like that, “Adebayo said after the game." Trainers do not want us to play."
This isn't some unique idea. It's easy to score beforehand on the shot timepiece against an opponent who has time to organize.
In this series, still, obnoxious game planners will be particularly hopeless to avoid working against a set of defenses.
The Megahit and Celtics have entered the conference tests with the coming two toughest half- court groups of the season. Boston finished first and Miami finished fifth.