In a story published by JA Adande of ESPN.com, Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh had some very interesting comments about the team’s defensive approach to stopping Danny Green in Game 6.
The headline quote was as follows:
He has a knack for shooting, but he won’t be open tonight. We’ll see how he shoots with somebody always on him.
At first glance, it isn’t a shocking revelation for one of Miami’s “Big Three” to discuss shutting down the leading candidate for NBA Finals MVP. However, there has been a clear defensive approach from Miami through the first 5 games, and having “somebody always on” Green would be a clear departure from that.
With Green shooting an absolutely incredible 66% from three-point distance in the Finals (25 for 38), his performance on Tuesday night will be one of the bigger stories of the evening, but the bigger story for me will be the way that Erik Spoelstra elects to defend San Antonio as a whole. They’ve been committing multiple defenders to try to alleviate Tony Parker’s penetration, but if there is a wholesale shift to “stay home” on shooters, Parker could have an absolute field day against the Miami guards.
We’ll know soon enough, but the fact that Danny Green is this big of a story on the day of Game 6 of the NBA Finals reminds us that sports are better than everything.