Celtics Keep Overloading Their Defense To Cover The Ball

It’s shades of 2008, really. That was the first year then-Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau introduced the strongside zone defense, designed to take away isolations by flooding so much defensive attention to the ball. The Celtics have adopted that again to counter all the isolations and 1-4 flat sets the Heat keep trying to run.

Naturally, Miami’s offense, after a fast start, is having major problems.

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