Two FMS contributors have analyzed the 2021 NBA Finals game between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks, as well as sharing their best moments in the playoffs.And the Training decisions and more.
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After a wild regular season and eventful playoffs, the 2021 NBA Finals have been decided. There is a lot to unravel in this match between the Phoenix Suns (seeded #1 in the West) and the Milwaukee Bucks (seeded #3 in the East). As such, we needed help researching all the storylines and training points, so we hired two Team FastModel coaches to share their insights and expert analysis.
coaches Timothy Hibbs And the would like to planted They are here to offer their unique perspectives as they explain the major qualifying moments and detail the keys to the Suns-Bucks Series. You can read our traditional 2021 NBA Finals preview anywhere – we hope you enjoyed this analysis through the eyes of a coach!
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2021 NBA Finals Entrance Survey
What’s the best training adjustment you’ve seen in the 2021 NBA Playoffs so far?
Timothy Hibbs: although Los Angeles Clippers He eventually lost in the Western Conference Finals, I think one of the most unique adjustments was Ty Lue’s change of lineups. He was able to get players into a rotation that suited the series. Without Kowhi Leonard he was limited, but he got great minutes from Terence Mann in the conference semi-finals and injected Reggie Jackson into the conference finals and played Rajon Rondo less in order to allow Paul George to serve more as a point guard. He was also really mean about Demarcus Cousins’ bench minutes and seemed really focused on capitalizing on the win in those minutes when Sun’s Deandre Ayton is off the ground.
would like to planted: The Milwaukee Bucks They were drowned out by Trae Young in covering the projection. Then they got young and switched everything from 1 to 5. Getting contributions from Bobby Portis and his seats made all the difference to the series. Offensively they went into attack mode, relentlessly hacking through the paint.
Who is the coach who did the best job in the playoffs?
Planted wishes: Mike Budenholzer was able to press the right buttons and get his team to play some of the best basketball in the World Cup Finals. close file Miami Heat With fall coverage and proven in Goran Dragic and Robinson. PJ Tucker unleashed Kevin Durant enough to advance. Moving small and switching 1-5 against Atlanta was something he was reluctant to do. Throughout, Coach Bud has kept his team focused despite several distractions: unfulfilled expectations in previous years, calls for his job, Giannis’ troubles/injury and a slow victory in the last series. He was able to unlock Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez to lock down Hawks and now has multiple weapons entering the Finals.
What’s your biggest takeaway in the playoffs from XsOs Point of view? Is there any direction that distinguishes you?
Timothy Hibbs: In 2021, many teams are leaning towards laying the groundwork, playing isolation plays, reading and responding to the attack. However, there is still a place for intelligence Fast HittersAnd coaches still invent new procedures and imitate old ones every season.
Planted wishes: The mid-range is still alive in Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Chris Middleton. Although most teams consider low percentage shots for mid-range jumpers, the Suns and Bucks embraced them in their attack. Paul and Middleton are among the most efficient mid-range shooters in the game.
What is your favorite set design or design in the playoffs so far?
Planted wishes: Suns uses tons of Pick and roll groups. I really like Phoenix’s Spain (Tandem) series. He uses his top three players to force the defense to decide who/how to guard. Suns can change players’ locations and entry procedures to get the look and match they want to create an offensive advantage. [Click on the diagram to download to FastDraw]
Timothy Hibbs: It was definitely my favourite Tandem Spain ATO Adjust the sun ran. Monty Williams knocked Booker out of the tandem, ditched the ball in a dribbling hand, and then went to Spain for Eaton where the ball was back in the hands of Chris Paul. [Click on the diagram to download to FastDraw]
Who was the playoff player, and what makes them so special from a coaching standpoint?
Timothy Hibbs: Chris Paul has been exceptional to me. After he signed Phoenix, I told a friend of mine that he deserved better than the Suns. When I looked at what he did for young people Oklahoma City, his leadership allowed them to make truly overkill, and he did the same on a phenomenal level in Phoenix. The important thing is that he played for him Monty Williams before, and I think that allows him to be a general on the field and an assistant coach when he’s on the sidelines.
Planted wishes: Chris Paul was phenomenal in all of the playoffs. He makes the attack go to Phoenix and plays with tremendous efficiency (4.5 Assist to TO ratio). His pick and trade decision making combined with his mid-range success opens up an offense to Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and their associates.
What is the best series in the playoffs and why?
Planted wishes: It was the best series for me NetworksDollars. Kevin Durant set the net on his back and almost single-handedly won the series. Bucks threw everything but the kitchen sink into the Durant. Giannis and Bucks matched Durant for a shot and canceled again to take the series.
What do you expect to be the most important aspect of the Finals match between the Suns and the Bucks? This could be tactical, motivational, people-related, or something else.
Timothy Hibbs: If Giannis Antetokounmpo is available, I wonder what Phoenix is doing to slow him down in the transition as the Wizard/Ball Wizard. If he’s not available, I’d like to see if Jrue Holiday is looking for Brooke Lopez as a three-point trailer shooter in order to lure Deandre Ayton up.
Planted wishes: For me, the guard game will be the key in this series. Can Milwaukee Make Creation of Chris Paul and Devin Booker difficult? How will they defend the mid-range game? Could Brooke Lopez be effective at PNR coverage? Or will Milwaukee have to get small?
Bucks dominated the points in the paint vs. Atlanta Hawks. Jrue Holiday was in attack mode while Giannis was out. If the 3-point shooters don’t shoot, can Holiday and Middleton take over?
X Factor: If Giannis plays Antetokounmpo, it boils down to whether or not the Suns can defend/restrict him. He averaged 40+PPG against the Suns in their two games this season.
If you were coaching Phoenix or Milwaukee (choose one), how would you approach the finals and what was your game plan?
Timothy Hibbs: If I were the coach of Budenholzer, I would explore all the ways to generate scoring opportunities for my players in transition when Giannis pushes the ball. Every team would like this 2 or 3 man wall to protect the edge against the Bucks, so I’ll send Giannis to dodge deliveries, pistol actions, backs to backs, etc. Transmission force the sun to respect all five attacking players?
Planted wishes: Milwaukee must stop the game of Suns pick and Roll. Jrue Holiday should get Chris Paul to work on both ends of the court. I was going to use Kevin Durant’s method with Devin Booker, and defense with both Chris Middleton and PJ Tucker to get him to work on his points. Milwaukee’s small ball squad will be important to contain the Suns on attack.
What finals angle are you most excited to watch and why?
Planted wishes: Any role will star in and make a difference in the series. Neither team has the typical “big three”. All the attention is on Paul/Booker and Antetokonmo/Middleton. With all the twists and turns of this qualifier, I feel an unexpected superstar will emerge to help seal this streak.
Suns or bucks: Who would you pick to win the 2021 NBA Finals and why?
Timothy Hibbs: I think we, as the viewers, won the finals this year. Seriously, I think the Bucks would win at 7 if Antetokounmpo was healthy. The amount of weapons in the back area that could really stand out on any night in Middleton, Holiday and Connaugton and hard cover Lopez and Giannis would be for Ayton and whoever’s on his side would simply be too much. I look forward to seeing Chris Paul find advantages over Lopez’s PnR though.
Planted wishes: Suns in 6. They play well. They will have 6 days off so that plays an early factor. The Bucks have delved into the last two series. If Giannis plays, he won’t be at full power. It will be a tight chain but Milwaukee will not have enough gas in the tank.
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