Coach's Cut - How to beat the Heat's 2-3 zone defense

A breakdown of what, if anything, changed from game 3 for the Celtics and how NBA teams have found success previously against the Heat's zone defense.

The Miami Heat’s zone defense is the best in the NBA. Not only do they play it the most out of any team at 11% of the time per Synergy’s data. The Heat have played zone defense for 870 possessions this season, which is actually nothing compared to the 14% and 1053 possesions they played it last year! Keep in mind, Synergy classifies offensive rebounds a…

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