Kevin Garnett Moves Inside In Celtics' Win Over Heat

Perhaps the most striking change from the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals (both won by the Miami Heat) and the Boston Celtics' Game 3 victory was how Kevin Garnett got his shots -- or more accurately, where he got them. On the season, KG relied on the mid-range: Only 35 percent of his shot attempts came within 10 feet of the rim, according to Hoopdata. The numbers were similar in the first two games of the series. In Game 1, seven of KG's 16 shots came within 10 feet of the rim (44 percent). In Game 2, the split was just five of 18 shots (28 percent).

But in Game 3, the share reversed: 12 of Garnett's 16 shots came within 10 feet, including a number of them in the deep paint. KG set up in the post much more frequently to take advantage of Miami's lack of size, and it worked. The Heat couldn't stop him.

That shift has Miami worrying about Game 4 and beyond and wondering if Bosh will return soon.

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