The Sixers held serve on Saturday night, putting on a second half clinic to sink Miami in game one of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Now we get the interesting part – the adjustments, the coaching wrinkles, and the true nuance of a seven game playoff series.
Both sides were presumably tight-lipped about X’s and O’s after game one, but between the quotes, stats, and game film, there’s enough to parse heading into Monday evening.
1. Defending Ben Simmons
JJ Redick was asked on Sunday what changes he anticipates from Miami:
“They’ll probably make an adjustment on how they guard Ben,