Although the Heat won the fourth game, the process was not so friendly to them.
In order to reduce the exposure of their weaknesses, they shortened the use of personnel. The miserable Olynik who was targeted in the first few games completely fell out of the rotation. Nunn, who was on both ends of the offense and defense, also lost his position. Solomon Hill unexpectedly got the chance to play, but in all Only played for 4 minutes. Duncan Robinson's playing time was cut, and at the same time, his defensive ability was better. Iguodala, who is extremely experienced in the playoffs, gained up to 27 minutes of playing time in this game.
为了减少暴露自己的弱点，他们缩短了人员的使用。在前几场比赛中被瞄准的悲惨的奥林尼克完全没有参加轮换。攻防两端的努恩（Nunn）也失去了位置。所罗门·希尔（Solomon Hill）意外地获得了上场的机会，但是总共只上场了4分钟。邓肯·罗宾逊（Duncan Robinson）的上场时间减少了，同时，他的防守能力也得到了提高。在季后赛中经验丰富的伊瓜达拉在这场比赛中获得了长达27分钟的上场时间。
This does help the Heat maintain a stable performance on the defensive end, but it also brings some other problems. Iguodala is too procrastinating for this point. After he occupied Dun Roe’s playing time for a long time, the Heat’s positional battle space suddenly became blocked. The Celtics often selectively adopted a 5-defense and 4-defense strategy. Put a lot of pressure on the Heat's offense.
At the end of the game, their shooting performance from beyond the three-point line was 10 of 37, shooting only 27%, far below their season average.
This is not a good signal, but fortunately, Shiro burst. In this game that may determine the final outcome of the series, he scored 37 points, scored 14 of 21 shots, and also hit 5 three-pointers, including 17 points in the fourth quarter.
But to a certain extent, Shiro's outbreak was also something the Celtics gave him.
On the one hand, Walker can't stop Shiro, which has been proven many times in this series.
On the other hand, the fact that the Celtics repeatedly jumped across the way they chose to defend the Heat's pick and rolls is actually quite confusing.
Sometimes they are very big, especially for Duncan Robinson’s arrangement, but sometimes they don’t. When dealing with the Heat’s offensive style, the center should choose to raise it or sink to the bottom. The attitude has always seemed hesitant.
Let’s take Shiro’s outbreak today. He actually captured the defensive characteristics of the Celtics. When a center player handles a pick-and-roll, his first choice is always to sink and penetrate.
So look at these goals that Shiro scored, the real defensive interference he received was the moment when the opposing defender squeezed through the screen and chased to block. The interference received when aiming for the basket was actually very limited.
When you develop the shooting feel of a shooter in this way, you have to be prepared to become completely unstoppable when his hands are hot.
Of course, the Celtics made some adjustments to this point later.
For example, they arranged their center forward to defend Iguodala, leaving the big man in their defensive deterrent zone for a longer time. Let the striker go to match Adebayor, because of the enhanced mobility, when they encounter the pick-and-roll at the 15th position, they have a wider choice. They can go up to the defense line to change defense, or they can directly take the ball. Human flanking.
However, this still failed to limit Shiro's play.
This is the most underestimated ability of the player Taylor-Hero-he is actually a playmaker who grows very fast and is seriously underestimated by the outside world.
Like this ball, in the face of Hayward and Tatum’s double attack, Shiro made a very bold and stagnant false pass, deceiving Smart who was about to shrink inward and pincer Adebayor to create for his teammates. A very perfect misplaced single eat under the basket.
For another example, this ball is played before the opponent's defense is fully formed, forming a connection with Adebayor and directly hitting the opponent's hinterland.
For a rookie who is only 20 years old, these qualities shown by Shiro are really impressive.
In terms of talent, he is actually very average.
With a height of 1.96 meters and a wingspan of 1.91 meters, he lacks a decent attack on the basket. When defending a quick small guard, his mobility may not be enough. As he himself said in an interview: "When I was in Kentucky, no one thought I could live there. Similarly, no one thought I could get a foothold in the NBA."
But the reality is that he did it, and he did better than everyone thought.
He is an excellent shooter.
His fixed-point jumper efficiency in the regular season exceeded 96% of the league's players, reaching 1.311 points per round. As a new shooter, he is good at doing all the work that pulls the space. His shooting threats out of the off-ball screen exceed 83% of the league's players, and his performance on the catch and jumper is better than 94% of the people.
He never stage fright, has a strong heart.
In the playoffs, Shiro is still very capable of playing outside the offensive efficiency. The revenue of fixed-point jumpers is maintained at the level of 1.273 points per round, and the shooting rate is as high as 50%, which is more terrifying than the regular season.
Since the playoffs, he has scored a total of 20 points at critical moments, second only to Jimmy Butler in the team, made 6 key three-pointers, and shot 46.2%. These include the two crucial three-pointers in the final quarter of the Eastern Conference finals. Without Hero's powerful big heart performance, the trend after the series might be completely rewritten.
More importantly, Shiro has never been satisfied with just being a shooter.
At first, he was more arranged at the ball end. Before the rematch, he could only touch the ball 42.8 times per game, but after training and promotion during the suspension period, Hiro took over more possessions from Spoelstra. His average per game The number of touches in the playoffs rose to 57.9, and the number of assists rose from 1.9 before the suspension to 3.9 today.
In the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, he had sent 12 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in a quasi triple-double.
Once, Shiro was considered a mediocre white shooter. In his draft template, Stauskas can be seen everywhere, but now, he is using actions to change the outside world's stereotype of him.
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