Very quietly, things have started to go south for the Celtics’ offense. Boston still holds a double-digit lead, but they have only four points through the first half of the third quarter, and almost none of those have come in their half-court offense. The Celtics aren’t getting into their sets quick enough, which is hurting them. Also, credit goes to the Heat’s defense for stepping up their off-ball rotations.
It’s so strange for the Heat. Their defense is either great or horrible. Earlier, it was horrible. For these first six minutes of the third quarter, it’s been great.