LeBron Let Miami Down on Defense, Too

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The more you review Game 6, the clearer it gets: LeBron James was not good enough.

This was most obvious when the Heat had the ball late on Sunday and LeBron, with a few nice exceptions, turned into an overly cautious ball-handler at best and an inactive spectator at worst. Miami’s offense has been a work in progress all season, with fits and starts and bouts of the stars “taking turns.” But LeBron knows by now that he has to do more than stand in the corner when Dwyane Wade runs a pick-and-roll. He showed that late in Game 5, when he cut backdoor behind a Wade pick-and-roll, received a pass at top speed, rose for a layup and ran into Tyson Chandler body on Read Full Article »

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