The Heat lost to the Pacers on August 14th (last reg season?)
Then they won 7 in a row.
Lost to Bucks in OT.
Then they won 5 in a row.
Then the top five Celtics players scored 64 points in the paint, completely demolished their junior high school zone defense and the Heat are now 10-2 in the playoffs.
The Celtics have the #1 defense in the playoffs according to ESPN.
Celtics - 102.1 ppg
Heat - 105.3 ppg (#3)
Celtics are #1 in the playoffs for "opponents FG%."
Celtics - 41.2%
Heat - 45.2% (#7)
You want me to continue?
Opponents 3 pt percentage, Celtics are #1
Celtics - 31.4%
Heat - 35% (#5)
The Heat are a deep, balanced well coached team. Bam is really good and will get better....Buckets, I suppose got exposed in the last game, but he's been a rock. As far as the rest of the guys? It is the playoffs and in the majority of cases the good shooting team gets beat by the "defensive" team. Not always, but, ask Auerbach, Cowens, Russell, Doc, KC, Tommy...they have all the rings right?
Miami has a good defense, but, it's the finals. The Celtics have certainly had their weaknesses exposed, maybe it's Miami's turn now.