Boston’s momentum is extraordinary.
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 119-111 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 28th (Korea Standard Time). Boston has won its second straight game since the opening, signaling a good start.
The hero of the match was Derek White. White scored 28 points and six rebounds, and showed off his active defensive performance. Boston’s proud Jason Tatum and 카지노사이트 Jaylen Brown duo collaborated on 49 points.
In addition, there is a player who played like Boston’s Altoran. It is Zuru Halladay, who joined in a trade just before the start of the season. Halladay had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists on the day, playing like an all-around beauty. He showed not only offense but also defense, which is his strength. He stopped Miami ace Jimmy Butler from scoring. Butler was sluggish on the day with 14 points and two assists. The Halladay defense was largely influenced.
Halladay is voted one of the best defenders in the NBA. He was selected five times only by the All-NBA Defensive Team. He is highly regarded among the players for his award-winning career. Kevin Durant also picked Halladay as the most difficult defender to deal with.
Boston made the decision to send Marcus Smart in a trade this summer. Smart is also a player with defensive skills as well as Halladay. Even Smart was at the heart of Boston’s defense to the point where he was named the Defensive Player of the Year in Boston. He was also a leader in leading young players. I sent this smart. Boston didn’t seem to have any intention of finding a replacement, but it immediately recruited Halladay when the Damien Lillard trade came to the trade market. It found the perfect replacement for Smart. Halladay also reportedly wanted to move to Boston if he were to leave the Milwaukee Bucks.
The difference between Halladay and Smart is attack. Smart has shown growth every year, but he is a player with clear limitations in attack. He has never averaged more than 15 points throughout his career. The 2022-2023 season also averaged 11.5 points and 6.3 assists. Because of their ups and downs in attack and poor 3-point shooting success rates, teams facing Boston on the playoff stage abandoned Smart’s 3-point shots and used a strategy to strengthen their defense against Brown and Tatum. And this strategy has been very effective.
Halladay, on the other hand, is different. Halladay is a player with a season in which he has averaged more than 20 points. In the 2022-2023 season, he averaged 19.3 points and 7.4 assists for Milwaukee. His three-point shooting ability is also superior to that of Smart. Now, it is much more difficult to defend from the standpoint of the team facing Boston. In Milwaukee, Halladay played with Chris Middleton and Janis Antetokounmpo. Both Middleton and Antetokounmpo can handle, but they lack the main ball handler. In Milwaukee, Halladay played mostly ballhandling roles.
But it’s different in Boston. Brown and Tatum are both players with long ball possession. From Halladay’s point of view, the burden will be much reduced in attack. If so, you only have to focus on your strengths of defense and assist Brown and Tatum in attack. Even backcourt partner White boasts good offense. Halladay doesn’t have to come to the fore in the attack.
Halladay’s matchup with Boston is fantastic, although two games are over. Milwaukee drew attention by recruiting Lillard, but Boston also saw its power surge by recruiting Kristaps Porzingis and Halladay. That’s why we have to watch Boston’s move.