Wade Expects Adjustments from Spoelstra
His rival, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, has effectively done that over the past two games as he’s thrown in some wrinkles that have been effective. Coaching is at a premium at these times during playoff series, especially for a team coming off a loss. The Heat are still ahead 2-1 after the Celtics’ 10-point win on Friday night, but Rivers, right now, is ahead on the coach’s card.
“This is where the coaches get paid big money,” Dwyane Wade said before the Heat’s practice Saturday at TD Garden.
“Today is where our coaching staff gets their checks, not on the first [of the month] but on the second. We look forward to coming in and hearing what our leader has to say and his adjustments.”
(Erik) Spoelstra had his alternations ready Saturday afternoon, his thick file with all the paperwork on the series cradled in his arms and a series of clips queued up and ready to show during a film session. The coach and his staff likely did not sleep much between the end of Friday’s game at the start of practice. No time, as it were, for nightmares.
“We’ve got to review it and own it,” Spoelstra said. “We have to be tougher in the effort areas, in the big-muscle areas.”