Celtics Have Changed Their Defensive Matchups

The Boston Celtics have already made one major adjustment defensively for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat. Kevin Garnett, who had to chase Shane Battier around the perimeter in Game 1, is now guarding Ronny Turiaf instead. That has shifted Brandon Bass onto Battier.

This has allowed Garnett to reclaim his role as a basket protector. So far, he’s barely guarding Turiaf and instead is helping on everyone else. Turiaf has already burned Garnett once with a dunk off a pick-and-roll, though.

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