The Miami Heat are a defensive team. In the short term, the team with the strongest defense has an absolute advantage.
Miami’s success as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference is due to their stout defense, especially Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.
However, their defense is becoming “irrelevant” in front of Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. It was evident in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Adebayo was completely unable to stop Jokic, who was five centimeters taller and outweighed him by 13 kilograms. Fouls were his only recourse.
What makes Jokic so scary is that he’s not only a dominant force under the basket, but he’s also a master at assisting. That’s why Denver doesn’t just rely on Jokic to score. His passes are unstoppable for the Miami defense.먹튀검증
Therefore, the Mavs will need all five of their frontcourt players to defend Jokic efficiently.
Maybe this Finals series will end on a surprisingly high note.