NBA Eastern Conference Finals G7 officially began, and finally after four quarters, the Heat defeated the Celtics 103-84, and the series advanced to the Finals 4-3. The game also made history for the Heat, becoming the first team in NBA history to advance to the Finals as a play-off.
Objectively speaking, the Heat can win the G7 and deserve it. There are three reasons: 1: The Heat have a stronger belief in winning than the Celtics, and the Heat are the team that wants to win more in both the offensive division and the defensive end. 2: Martin's outburst. Martin played 44 minutes in this game, shooting 11 of 16, including 4 of 6 three-pointers, and scored 26 points and 10 rebounds. This is the player who was once abandoned by the NBA, but now he is the hero of the win. Three: Butler's leadership. Butler scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in this game, Butler performed mediocre in the first half, but Butler took over the game at key moments in the second half.
Well, after talking about the factors that the Heat players win, let's talk about the Heat's biggest contributor to the elimination of the Celtics' head coach Spoh. Take the G7 game as an example, Spoh's three major changes beat the Celtics to no avail.
Trick 1: Upper double pitcher
The Heat's offense was not good in the opening period, and at one point they were pressed and beaten by the Celtics. However, after the Celtics called a timeout, Spall changed his style of play. Replace Robinson and Martin to form an outside double pitcher lineup. This lineup can not only ensure the three-point shooting rate on the outside, but also stretch the space inside very large, ensuring Adebayo's inside position and Butler's breakthrough space. Don't underestimate this change, it is this change that directly helped the Heat complete the overtake. When the Celtics came to their senses, Spall replaced Robinson again, directly disrupting Mazura's contingency strategy.
Trick 2: Make extensive use of joint defense strategies
Objectively speaking, if the Celtics' personal talent is absolutely hot in terms of individual talent, at least one level stronger. To this end, Spoh firmly used the strategy of joint defense on the defensive end against the Celtics' three-point inaccuracy from the outside. As a result, we see that the Celtics can't break through, there is no shooting space in the mid-range, and the inside singles can't beat Adebayo. In the end, the Celtics could only choose to shoot three-pointers, and the Celtics made 9 of 42 three-pointers in the whole game, and only 40 shots from mid-range + basket. It has to be said that Spoh's defensive change directly defended the Celtics to a mental collapse.
Trick 3: Target Tatum
Tatum was injured in the opening stages of the game, but Tatum played 41 minutes with the injury. For Tatum, Spall is also very targeted. Since you are injured, Spall gives Tatum a lot of room to break through, but Tatum just can't break in, because the injury affects Tatum's speed and explosiveness. And on the offensive end, the Heat are also attacking against Tatum, that is, to consume you, that is, to target you, that is, not to give Tatum time to rest. What we saw was that Tatum scored just 14 points in the game. Perhaps, everyone will say that the Heat are not good at Tatum. However, I would say that competitive sports are such cruel that winning is the number one priority.
Again, Spoo performed too well in this game, and his coaching ability was too strong. Speaking of which, I can't help but complain about Spo. According to statistics, Spoo has been the head coach of the Heat since the 2008-09 season, and this is the seventh time he has led the team to the Eastern Conference finals. In addition, he reached the finals 6 times and won the championship twice (2012-13, 2013-14). But. Such a manager has never won the best manager, and can only say that the league owes Spall a trophy.