Awful, I told y'all this in Game 6.awfulstack wrote: ↑Mon May 15, 2023 11:48 am Man woke up thinking.
What exactly was Doc’s adjustment when the Celtics made Embiid and Harden so uncomfortable playing the 2 bigs?
The answer can’t be just put the game on corner 3s from Tobias and PJ.
Slander the players sure, but man he did nothing to make their life easier.
Muzzolla put the Celtics' "Paul Reed" in the starting lineup. He sat on the block watching Embiid and deterring Harden from ever trying a layup with him on the floor. He never guarded Tucker, daring him to make wide open 3s. Tucker didn't other than the 1st Q Game 7. Williams gave them energy, he offensive boarded.
Notice, Muzzolla didn't worry about "spacing", he saw Embiid was killing them and made an adjustment. Rivers saw Game 6, saw the same in Game 7 and never adjusted. He turtled and went with just 6 players. How many times did I beg Rivers to play Reed with Embiid so it would be an option in the playoffs? He should have played Springer much more. He should have played Milton more, including vs the Celtics. The Heat played a lot of young players and didn't care about finishing in the play in. They're reaping the benefita now.
Mazzulla made one coaching decision that affected the series. The 76ers were outcoached. Again.