Brad Stevens’ Steady Hand Leads to Stunning Upset
I have always been impressed with the coaching of Brad Stevens, and he didn’t disappoint me on Sunday when they shocked Cleveland in game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Boston lost game two at home by 44 and then lost their best player Isaiah Thomas, and still picked themselves back up and beat Cleveland on the road. That’s all coaching, and Stevens convincing his team they could still win. They won’t win the series, but just getting one game under the circumstances was impressive.
And now the question: can the Celtics somehow steal a second game in this series? The Cavaliers must have noticed the Warriors are set up for all sorts of rest after sweeping the Spurs on Monday night. Cleveland will be extra motivated to finish this series in five games and there's no way LeBron James will mess around tonight in game 4 or in Boston a couple of days from now.