The Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 began in the manner.

In the first half the Celtics took on Miami by mucking up a halfcourt offense.

Attacking the gaps in a defense that had stifled its opponents through the first two rounds.  

They converted stops into transition buckets and used multiple creators.

Boston looked tired after a seven game series against the NBA champions.

Heat were still learning how it feels to face a legitimate contender.

The Celtics were able to score as many goals as they wanted.

This strategy was flawed not in its conception but in execution.  

Miami was heavily biased toward drives but didn’t actually remove them. 

Tatum attacked the defense with his speed destroying them off.

Tatum was even attempted to trap the Heat in the pick and roll.

Miami would overhelp in non threatening situations and fail to rotate.