Game Three Focus: How Brad Stevens’ Exploited A Miami Weakness

By Matt Esposito After the Boston Celtics Game Two implosion, you did not have to search far to find shamrock fans sharpening their pitchforks. The mob was out for coach Brad Stevens, mostly for his failure to call a third quarter timeout and some personnel decisions. My own analysis found the players guilty of notContinue reading “Game Three Focus: How Brad Stevens’ Exploited A Miami Weakness”

Film Review: How Los Angeles Drastically Lowered James Harden’s Shot Attempts

By Matt Esposito Coming into the series, James Harden was known for being a high volume shooter. Not only did he routinely throw up north of a dozen triples per game, but he found efficiency by getting to the line. Yet, the former MVP is criticized (and rightly so) for being largely ineffective once theContinue reading “Film Review: How Los Angeles Drastically Lowered James Harden’s Shot Attempts”

Game Five Focus: The Celtics Attacked Marc Gasol & Can Punish Him More

By Matt Esposito Toronto has a Marc Gasol problem. Yes, it is a journalistic faux pas to begin an article by stealing the title from an old blog. Yes, I had to google how to spell faux pas and it took me longer than I’d like to admit. Nevertheless, none of this takes away fromContinue reading “Game Five Focus: The Celtics Attacked Marc Gasol & Can Punish Him More”