Boston Celtics key to victory No. 2) Continue to key in on Goran Dragic
While some tend to shy away from the bright lights of the NBA postseason, Miami’s veteran point guard Goran Dragić has seemed to turn things up a notch.
After registering 28 consecutive double-digit scoring performances, the Slovenian-born baller finds himself trailing just LeBron James and Dwayne Wade in regard to the longest streaks in franchise history, which is simply great company to be intertwined with.
The Boston Celtics have seen first hand how impactful Dragić can be for his team, as he managed to drop a combined 54 points and nine assists in the series’ first two games, leading the Heat to victory in both.
Heading into game-three, one of our keys to victory was to thrust two of the C’s best backcourt defenders this postseason in Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker onto the blazing hot 34-year-old to potentially help slow down Miami’s offense. Luckily, Boston took our advice, as Smart shadowed him for a majority of the game and, in turn, the shamrocks attained win number one while Dragić only managed to register 11 points on 10 percent shooting from the floor and 20 percent shooting from deep.
Like the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In this instance, in the Houdini’s eyes, the saying should be “if sticking Smart on Goran Dragić helped Boston win, don’t change a thing.”