erik spoelstra He is one of the best coaches in the NBA, for many even the best in the entire competition. It has been that way for many years. The head coach of Miami Heat He has been managing a team since 2008 that, when it reaches the Playoffs, becomes a true competitive beast.
What was seen this morning in the incredible victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Conference Finals is further proof of this. After the beating suffered by the Florida franchise in the second game, with which they lost the home court factor, a brilliant defensive and offensive approach left the game sentenced from the first quarter (39-18, although the Celtics got to put to one point, but were never ahead).
The main adjustment that has led the Heat to win the third game of the series (the entire second half without Jimmy Butler) has been to base the team’s attack on the figure of Bam Adebayo. He was averaging just 8.0 points in the series, but Robert Williams III’s absence from the Celtics was a golden opportunity. Adebayo finished the game with 31 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Games 1+2: Game 3:
16 PTS 31 PTS
13 REB 10 REB
3 AST 6 AST
0 STL 4 STL
6-10 FG 15-22 FG pic.twitter.com/EqI4RiT41d
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 22, 2022
The Tucker Factor
PJ Tucker’s defensive mark on Jayson Tatum has also been one of the keys to the game. The veteran player of the Heat has left the Boston star in 10 points, 3-14 in field goals, 1-7 in triples and six turnovers.