Category Archives: Boston Celtics

New Post at Hickory High on Lebron in Transition

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In the videos below from Game 7 vs Boston, Miami doesn’t have a numbers advantage, but we see Lebron attacking before Boston’s defense gets set. In this first clip, Lebron pushes the ball up the floor after a rebound.  Watch Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce on the play.  When Lebron starts his move to the hoop, neither player is prepared to help, as they are still tracking their men. Lebron ends up getting the basket and the foul because Pierce is a split second late getting into the lane.

New Post at Hickory High on Miami’s Small Ball Lineup

Go check out how putting Lebron at center gets open shots for everyone.

On this first play Lebron and Wade execute a dribble handoff, which acts similarly to a pick-and-roll. The Celtics switch assignments and Mickael Pietrus follows Lebron as he rolls to the hoop. Lebron’s roll attracts KG’s attention, but that leaves the Celtics shorthanded on the weak side of the floor. When Shane Battier sets a screen for Mike Miller, nobody is left to help out, and Miller gets a wide open three.

Sixers-Celtics Game 2 Video Breakdown at Hickory High

Head over to Hickory-High.com to see how the Sixers defended the Celtics late in game two.

After Holiday got burned on that three-pointer, he wouldn’t lose sight of Allen again. On the next two Boston possessions, they tried to get Allen clean looks by running him off screens. Holiday did an excellent job of shooting the gaps instead of following Allen around the screens. Instead of continuing on his normal path, Allen would usually fade away from a defender that shot the gap, but he couldn’t on these plays because of the location of the screen and bad passing angle for Rondo. Video of Holiday’s great defensive effort is below.

More Playoff Updates at Hickory High

Go check out the video breakdowns on Andre Iguodala’s coast-to-coast game winning play and Atlanta’s disjointed final possessions vs the Celtics.

76ers vs Bulls

Celtics vs Hawks

First Round Series Previews at Hickory High

There’s a ton of great NBA Playoff info at Hickory High.  Video and statistical previews abound.  You’ll get more great tidbits there than anywhere else.  Go check it out:

East

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics

West

San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers

New Post on Avery Bradley at Hickory High

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Bradley’s talent for disrupting offenses is unparalleled.  It is hard to think of a player who has been consistently and single-handedly able to destroy a team’s attempts to initiate their offense like Bradley.  Watching his one-man full court press is reminiscent of something you would see at the youth level, where there can be large talent disparities.  However, these are NBA point guards getting their pockets picked like high school players.  The video below shows what happens when Bradley is hounding opposing point guards trying to set up their offense.

There’s tons of great content over there, so go to Hickory-High.com