#1) Clean up the Offense...
The Milwaukee Bucks made defensive adjustments that had the Celtics scrambling to figure it out in Game 3. Switching on nearly every play the Bucks controlled the pace and the scoreboard through 3 and a half quarters of game play.
Matching the Celtics’ athleticism and length, as Westerholm put it, “I don’t know why it took the Bucks this long to figure it out.”
#2) Give up the Post Up...
In a rare shift for Coach Brad Stevens the Boston Celtics have played more of a post-up inside game with the ball flowing through the post with Al Horford and Greg Monroe.
Westerholm and Pavon are encouraging Stevens to find other ways to get inside by running more pick and roll action and better spacing the floor.
#3) No Line Up Changes...
As Tom explained, Brad Stevens is limited on options in regards to rotations. Stick with what’s worked. Game 3 was in a hostile environment, in front of a fan base that’s been starved for competitive basketball. With Stevens’ options limited, throwing wrinkles in the rotations are unlikely.
No Gerald Green moments are likely this year.
Then again, one never knows when it comes to predicting about anything that Coach Stevens does.
#4) The young guys need to get going!
In Boston, the major difference was high impact moments for Jayen Brown, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum. With a combined, 34 points in game 3, the C’s “mini-big-three” had a minimal impact on the game.
If the Boston Celtics are going to take a commanding 3-1 lead, they need a very balanced box score- everyone must chip in.
Expect Brad Stevens to run plays to get Boston’s three young studs touches early.
GAME 4 COVERAGE:
Josue Pavon is representing CLNS Media and CelticsBlog in Milwaukee. Stay tuned for updates coming before, after and during game 4 of the series.
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