Adjustments that is the name of the game in the playoffs.
What does Doug Collins have planned to get the Sixers over the hump? Something needs to happen and unfortunately he hasn’t been able to figure it out all season. Why this team just can’t seem win close games (18 losses of 5 or less and counting)?
I actually don’t think the Sixers need to make many adjustments, they play the Heat well. The only thing Collins needs to be more reactive with is the zone. You can’t have Meeks on the bench when the Heat go to a zone for more than one possession. Frankly, Meeks should be on the court more. At this point I don’t see any reason to play Turner or go 10 deep unless foul trouble becomes an issue.
What needs to happen is better late game execution offensively in the half court and a better defensive game plan now that you know Miami’s approach. Watch Boston and Doc Rivers a little bit, those guys are the excellent at the end of games.
Here’s the thing, even if they sure that up I am not sure we win. Miami didn’t play their best game and you have to expect the scare they got will at a minimum earn the Sixers more respect. That means no soft playing and starting slow again. Miami did out score the Sixers by 20 from quarter 2-4, if they don’t get down the game doesn’t look as good.
This is the real reason I am not sure what adjustments to make yet aside from guys just playing better overall. We’ll see.
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