Q: You asked Erik Spoelstra a great question, and the same one I was thinking. And that was about Dwyane Wade and Shane Battier guarding Kevin Durant. And Spo responded that that LeBron James covered him a lot, as well. Not from what I witnessed. All I saw was K.D. shooting over Battier (mostly) then Wade. -- Matt. A: No, LeBron had him late, but by then Durant had it going. It's just odd, how it was Wade who said the defensive challenge against Durant would keep LeBron engaged on both ends of the court. Yet the Heat allowed Durant to almost singlehandedly keep the Thunder afloat until Russell Westbrook got going, something that never happened with Wade. LeBron should have insisted on more of the defensive challenge against Durant. And should insist so in Game 2.
Why wasn't LeBron defending Durant?
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 13