This series is going a lot like the Bucks and Heat series for Boston. Problem for them is Giannis and Butler aren't Steph Curry. I think game 4 was the key game in the series. I dont see them winning a game 7 against the Warriors
BOS reminds me of Texas Tech under Chris Beard. They are flooding the floor with athletic 6'6" to 6'10" guys that are all athletes and just grinding people up defensively.
Tech's achilles under that system was insanely hot outside shooting and people who stretched the floor beyond the ability of the mega-athletes to recover.
--Yes Marcus Smart is only like 6'3" or 6'4" but he is a former football player and strong as an ox so plays much bigger. He doesn't get beat up in the post that often even when switched onto bigs.
Position-less basketball has always been a nasty defensive brand of play where only the most skilled teams survive.
BOS has a really good scoring wing to amp it up to another degree.
Such a cool series really.
And likely very much a sign of whats to come as teams decide to either build around a trae young/steph type or focus more on position-less basketball.
My Mavs have a similar quandary. Either pay Brunson 25M or move him and look for a much larger 2nd star.
My gut says they like the offense too much with Brunson's pace and outside shooting to move on.