Northern Neighbour wrote:
When the Celtics went big, I understand Casey taking FVV out because he and Lowry were getting abused. He just couldn’t have both on the court. The answer, however, wasn’t Miles, who couldn’t shoot, pass, or defend. Going with him was idiotic. OG should have been the one in. Then use Siakim at the 3 with Ibaka and JV as the big men to counter against the Morris-Horford-Monroe frontcourt. Casey got out coached last night, and he and his assistants didn’t adjust appropriately. The team as a whole played tentative in the fourth quarter. You know the Celtics we’re playing zone. The best way to beat the zone is to push the ball up fast and attack the paint immediately. Instead, Lowry and DeRozan lollipopped the ball up the court and allowed Boston to get set defensively. That’s low basketball IQ at its finest (or worst).
I was too general in my post but this is what I meant by saying "Casey didn't adjust"
You can't blame a bench player who had a bad game for a loss. You blame coach for not being able to recognize weakness and fix it.
Even if Miles made a few shots he was still abused by Morris on the other end of the floor. I think Morris had a game of the season last night. He should send Casey a gift card.