Boston Celtics Establish Blueprint for Turning Down the Heat

November 3rd, 2010 by Kerry Reese Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat started the season squaring off in one of the most anticipated openers in NBA history. The Boston faithful were in playoff form, cheering exuberantly with every basket made by the men in green while booing and chanting “overrated” when LeBron James and the Heat had possession of the ball.

From the very beginning the pressure was clearly on Miami’s big three, and with every missed shot and turnover in the first quarter the pressure intensified. Despite a disappointing opening loss, 88-80, we have to keep in mind that Miami is a work in progress. Undoubtedly they will get better over the course of the season as the team chemistry develops, but will it be enough to compete with the veteran teams in the league?

No one can deny the talent oozing from the Miami Heat and their wing players:  James and Wade are capable of completely dominating a game on any given night.  However, without a true low post presence, each will find themselves playing a familiar style of one-on-one isolations no different than what they did last year while playing on separate teams.

Boston scored 38 points in the ...

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