Tiger Fight, September 24. In the fourth game of the Eastern Conference Finals that ended today, the Heat defeated the Celtics 112-109, and the series scored 3-1 to get the match point. After the game, Heat coach Eric Spoelstra accepted a media interview.
When asked if he was surprised by the team’s rookie Taylor-Hero’s outstanding performance, Spoelstra said: "No, we have reached this stage. We have turned that page. He is no longer A rookie is now, and we need his skills, which translates into his scoring every night. Having said that, no, no surprise, I mean, our team will always have different guys coming forward. To make a contribution, Boston takes strict precautions against our core, double-teaming our first choice, second choice, and sometimes even the third choice. Taylor launched an offensive in many different situations. This is what you are facing. It’s necessary for a team that has a very good defense."
Speaking of Hiero making multiple key shots against defense in the second half of the game, Spoelstra said: "In this league, those defensive confrontations are the biggest factor in classifying players. When facing a defensive team, Being able to withstand pressure and hit those shots is his technique. He can dribble and create opportunities. You know, opponents can double-team, and you need players who can penetrate defenses and create opportunities."
When asked about the wrist injury of team forward Bam Adebayor, Spoelstra said: "It was just some ice."
In this game, Hiero played 36 minutes, 14 of 21 shots, 5 of 10 three-pointers, 37 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists; Adebayor played 41 minutes, 7 of 11 shots, 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 Assists with 2 steals.