(Original post by SamF1992)
OKC won't defend like they did last night every night though. They'll regress to the mean, which is an average defense that doesn't cover the P&R well, and gives up the most corner 3's in the league. Both of which are where San Antonio makes it's living.
Even if they did defend like that for the rest of the series, which they won't, Ibaka isn't going to get 14 a night, Sefolosha definitely isn't going to get 19 a night. Manu isn't going to just hit 1 FG every night, Leonard, Green, Diaw and Bonner aren't going to contribute a combined 6 points every night regardless of how they're defended.
In addition to this, OKC's defensive adjustments that worked so well, have almost certainly opened up some other weakness in their defense. It's damn near impossible to not give some sort of weakness up on the defensive end regardless of the strategy you employ, and if there's any coach the league who can study the game tape and adjust sets to exploit the new inevitable weaknesses, it's Pop.
tldr: OKC won't defend on the level they did last night for the rest of the series, and if they do, it won't result in a blowout every night.
Miami playing **** basketball, no organisation or hustle on defense, don't even care about boxing out. They should be ashamed of themselves. It's like the West conference is a different league altogether.
(Original post by Miryo)
Dam son, I feel privileged to be watching this Boston team.
Wtf is Rondo on? Cos' I want some. That last pass to PP was a jaw-dropper, made it look so easy, so casual, just beautiful to watch. PP isn't exactly having a bad game either, and Allen has sunk a few 3s tonight already. Loving the Celtics comeback
(Original post by johnharris19944)
That foul called on Lebron to get him to foul out was absolutely ridiculous, complete crap from the officials.
It was terrible officiating. I agree, but on both sides. The refs were atrocious and some of those fouls on James were stupid calls, but on both sides they were just calling fouls that made one say out loud "really?"--that travel call on Garnett for one. You just don't call that.
It will/would be an entertaining, competitive series without constant meddling from the referees anyway.