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That's right. The Celtics are winning this series 3-1. I forgot.
If you want to say the Heat are carving them up, that's one thing (it's not really true, but okay, Heat have shot less than 45% the last 3 games). But to say they're a bad defensive team in general is just being controversial for nobody's sake.

Celtics have been worse on offense than defense. That's why they're down 3-1. You don't commit 20 turnovers per game on defense.
 
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If you want to say the Heat are carving them up, that's one thing (it's not really true, but okay, Heat have shot less than 45% the last 3 games). But to say they're a bad defensive team in general is just being controversial for nobody's sake.

Celtics have been worse on offense than defense. That's why they're down 3-1. You don't commit 20 turnovers per game on defense.
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The zone is so collapsing, passing lane focused, and middle trapping, these ball fake, spot up 3s are the best shots available, honestly. You can get your man 4 feet off with a ball fake.

The middle with Adebayo, Butler, Crowder, and/or Iguodala helping down on you is a trap.
 
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Good defensive energy from everybody, especially Smart and Theis to start the half.

Miami misses some shots, Celtics get out in transition and semi-transition. Mirror image of the 1st quarter.
 
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Ref called that travel from cross court through 3 people, despite a ref looking right at it from behind him.
 
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Man, when Tatum is on, his bag is so elite. But when he’s off it can be tough to watch sometimes.

His performance against LAC right before the all star break was awesome
 
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Man, when Tatum is on, his bag is so elite. But when he’s off it can be tough to watch sometimes.

His performance against LAC right before the all star break was awesome
He wont even hit his prime for another 4 years, too. The consistency will come. Most of the time I'm glad Brad let's him play through mistakes. Other times I want to rip my hair out
 
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Kemba's play isn't going to show in the box score but he was key to this come back. And yet he can't catch any breaks when it comes to foul calls. People just drive into him and he gets called for blocks. Then he's fouled in the act of shooting a 3, and they wave off the basket.
 
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Jaylen has done an incredible job on Duncan Robinson this half. Totally shut him down.

(He made a 3 point play on a tough overly contested midrange pull up right as I posted this).
 
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Brown + Tatum were special in the 2nd half but credit to Theis as well, he had been getting his behind handed to him all series by Bam but he outplayed him in the 2nd half.
 

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When the Cs play with energy and they get something from their bigs, they’re tough to beat. That’s been two of the main issues: Heat playing harder and dominating the paint (boards and protecting the rim).

No question making shots helps, but then it’s easier to get in rhythm when you’re getting good shots and getting out in transition with good D stops. It all feeds into each other.
 

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Brown + Tatum were special in the 2nd half but credit to Theis as well, he had been getting his behind handed to him all series by Bam but he outplayed him in the 2nd half.
Turning point was Kanter
 

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No the turning point was Tatum looking like a superstar in the 3rd, the deficit didn't change much with Kanter in the 2nd quarter, they mostly treaded water.
Celtics were on their way to being down 15 at halftime before Kanter came in.

To be fair, Theis had his best game of the series, and probably the best game I have ever seen him have on both ends.
 

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I have had enough of the BS calls on Jokic. If Jokic was wearing a Lakers jersey and Caruso was wearing a Nuggets jersey, there is no way Jokic gets called for that charge as his third foul.
 
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I have had enough of the BS calls on Jokic. If Jokic was wearing a Lakers jersey and Caruso was wearing a Nuggets jersey, there is no way Jokic gets called for that charge as his third foul.
Yeah I hear you. NBA officiating has always been questionable. There’s the whole “player hasn’t earned that call” thing. I hate that. I love watching Lebron but he’s almost wired to complain after every shot attempt if he doesn’t hear a whistle.
 

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