The Boston Celtics were no longer caught and put the opposite pressure on the Miami Heat, thereby winning convincing in Game 3, shortening the score series 1-2.
If you consider this Playoffs series to be a game between two talented coaches, Brad Stevens (Boston) and Erik Spoelstra (Miami), in the first two matches, the Heat captain checked Stevens with a special strategy. special.
The inter-defense game, also known as the defense of the area (2-3 zones), was suddenly used by the Miami Heat, successfully strangling the Boston Celtics at many important moments in Game 1 and 2.
Determined not to fall into the 3-0 hole, the Boston Celtics entered Game 3 with a completely different way of entering.
Tevens changed the game of the game, launching a series of new moves to break the opponent’s upper hand. The Miami Heat’s defensive approach to the area has been broken.
But not only the attackers are able to unleash their new tactics, the defense of the Boston Celtics is also tightened with numbers that do not lie.
Over the first 3 and a half minutes of Game 3, Heat only has only 3 successful close-range finishes. By the end of the third half, the Celtics dominated the points when they were inside the area for 3 seconds with a score of 50-22.
Unable to score at close range, Miami has to wager on 3-point results. But on a day the Celtics’ defense played so well in almost every position, Heat was only 27.3% 3PT for the whole game, much lower than the team average.
Towards the end of the match, the Miami Heat has a conspiracy to go upstream. However, the gap was too big (19 points at the beginning of the 4th half) and they did not have enough time.
In the end, the Boston Celtics won Game 3 with the score 117-106, narrowing the series gap to 1-2 with a temporary advantage in favor of the Miami Heat.
On the Boston side, four different players scored at least 20 points including Kemba Walker (21 points), Marcus Smart (20 points, 6 assists), Jayson Tatum (25 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists) and Jaylen Brown (26 points, 5 assists, 3 steals).
As for the Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo led with 27 points (10-14 FG) with 16 rebounds and 3 steals. The remaining five players to score at least 10 include Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Goran Dragic, Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro.
In this game, Brad Stevens is still in a losing stance, but he is no longer captured by Erik Spoelstra with regional defense tactics.
This is most likely the hinge highlight for this entire Playoffs series. However, time will side with the Miami Heat as the two teams will have up to 4 days of rest.
The aim is for the Western final series to catch up with the progress of the East, but accidentally this will be the time when two talented strategists calculate for themselves new moves.
Game 4 will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday (September 24), promising another attractive show for fans.