One of the reasons why the Heat’s defensive matchups may not matter as much as we think is that they’re switching all screens again, like they did at the end of the series against the Celtics. It’s frustrating the Thunder’s offense, which has relied more on player movement in these playoffs than during the regular season. They seem to be expecting the Heat to trap or fight through screens. When they switch, the offense shuts down and one guy tries for an isolation.
I’m surprised the Thunder seem so surprised by Miami’s strategy, considering how much they used it in the Boston series.