The Warriors had the NBA's third-best half-court defense during the regular season. In two of three Finals games, the Celtics have blitzed that defense for 114.1 points per 100 possessions. How have they done it? At @FiveThirtyEight
In G2, Tatum walked into an open 3 and you could see how angry it made Steve Kerr, who wanted the GSW to pick him up higher on the floor. BOS solved that strategy in G3, too. G1: 34.5 ft, 114.1 pts/100 G2: 39.5 ft, 77.1 pts/100 G3: 38.3 ft, 114.1 pts/100
Boston has gotten the ball into the paint more often with each passing game in the series, and is finishing better at the rim than the typical Golden State opponent.