Held in check Thursday Theis produced just six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes during Thursday's 106-101 Game 2 loss to Miami.
Impact Theis felt the full force of Bam Adebayo on Thursday, as he was unable to limit the Heat big man on either end of the floor; that led to Enes Kanter getting some run, though he's not known for his defense either. Boston's centers are simply no match for Adebayo, but the Celtics will need Theis to find a way against Miami's impressive center moving forward. That said, his path to minutes is relatively clear, so he's likely to remain Boston's primary option at center.
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