Central to Payne's mission for Curry is "overload," a term he often repeats. "Overload" means flooding your perception, to challenge your ability to focus on the tasks at hand. At its most basic representation, that's the idea behind Curry's now famous pregame dribbling drills. Dribbling two basketballs simultaneously is less a test of coordination than a test of realization. Can you track two things at once? Can you do the basketball version of patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time?
Later Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Johnson followed the ball, allowing an easy basket at the rim by an open man. To be fair, this confusion on defense happened far too often by the entire team in the fourth quarter. The Warriors feast on teams caught ball-watching.
The Heat did their own overloading on defense and offense earlier in the game against the Clippers. When firing on all cylinders the Heat broke them down into a state of confusion and disarray with stops, crisp passing and highlight baskets.
The last video showed what happens when things go right for the Heat. Jaelin Wilson illustrates how the Heat become bogged down when a player gets stuck trying to rescue a broken play all by himself, especially in pick-and-roll sets when teams pack the paint against Miami.
He quotes Steve Kerr as saying, “[...] there's a makeup in every player who's ever played, that if you get to touch the ball and you get to be a part of the action -- whether it's as an assist man, ball mover, shooter, dribbler -- the more people who are involved in the offense, the more powerful it becomes.”
The Heat showed flashes of overloading the Clippers with multiple points of attack and swarming on defense for most of the game. Then for a single quarter, they were victims of overloading: overwhelmed trying to follow multiple players on the court.
Which Miami team will show up in Oakland? The one which cannot track two or three players at the same time? Or the smart high-energy Heat squad that swarms on defense and offense to overload the Warriors themselves, like they did earlier this year?