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Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 10:30 am  |  23 responses

LeBron James Dominated Game 3 from the Post


With LeBron James bullying and pounding him on the low block, Paul George never really stood a chance in Game 3. James and the Miami Heat made a concious effort to establish him in the post, and it paid off quitehandsomely. Per NBA.com: “It was something we wanted to get to, to just help settle us and get into a more aggressive attack,’ Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said of the tactic. ‘We wanted to be a little aggressive, a little more committed to getting into the paint and seeing what would happen.’ [...] ‘I made a conscious effort to sit down in the post tonight, try to put pressure on the defense,’ James said, his 22-point, four-rebound, three-assist game more monstrous than monster. ‘Spo and the coaching staff wanted me to be down there and my teammates allowed me to do that.’ [...] (Paul) George was working so hard defensively, too, that much of his offense went missing (3-for-10 for 13 points, although with eight assists). ‘I mean, I saw I had a 1-on-1 matchup,’ James said. ‘They didn’t come down in the post all game [to help], so I just tried to take advantage of it. My teammates gave me space. … Tried to anchor myself down on the block and go to work.’ [...] Center Roy Hibbert tried to shoulder a lot of blame for Indiana’s struggles defensively, noble but not quite accurate. ‘We have to do a better job of helping Paul out,’ he said. ‘LeBron can’t get five or six dribbles to get a post move. They really spread us out, so I wasn’t able to get down there as much.’”

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  • jumpman22

    ‘With LeBron James bullying and pounding him on the low block, Paul George never really stood a chance in Game 3.’

    like this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/braxton.hartnabrig.1 Braxton P Hartnabrig

    The pacers need jason collins post presence to stop LeBron

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “Force him left”

  • C.M.G

    u put jason collins on lebron he might score 100 points

  • roscoe

    paul george = 216 pounds

    bron Bron = 250 pounds.

    my math ain’t that good, but that is a lot, right?

  • AQWORD

    word

  • AQWORD

    all day long

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    Haha man dats funny

  • Sergio

    Ok, Slam, Lebron is great and all, but this is going way too far. Since when a 22 pt, 4 rbs and 3 assts performance is dominating?

  • LP @ThisisEther

    did you see the first half??????? he dominated the first half from the post, pretty much changing the game……… the second half was just a formality…Thus, he dominated game 3 from the post.

  • 1982

    I think they meant he dominated in the post – the wording is why I’m assuming you read that he dominated ie. he had a monster game. If you watched the game – the last 2 quarters every time he caught the ball down low he basically backed into the basket and scored easily over George. Took him to school, if you will.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    you guys continue to mock Jordan for giving an answer to a tough question, but I’ve never seen anyone of you actually give a better answer or even a suggestion on how they would stop Lebron… Let me guess: “Lebron is unstoppable because the stats say so, and i would rather layover and die than guard him”. Great.

  • JB

    damn, another weapon he can go to. Scary! Nobody in the world can defend this guy. Maybe Popovich will have some defensive schemes that can slow him down a bit. I doubt it, but can’t wait to watch.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I would make his teammates beat me.

  • You

    Jason collins will kiss his ass…. Literally

  • pposse

    thanks to the TNT overdrive cam on nba.com i was able to see great views of Lebrons footwork on a lot of the buckets he scored. Although Lebron does not have superior foot work in the post, he easily got the job done at times. i dont know where he goes from here, but damn it sure would be nice to see him do this on a daily basis with superior foot work.

  • pposse

    thats pretty much what happened in game 3 and they waxed the Pacers, thats also pretty much what happened in game 5 of the finals and they spanked the thunder too. The Heat are at their ultimate best form when Bron’s teammates come around and beat other teams.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Well yeah all teams play better when the role players do well.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Bron was 250 when he was 18……….

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Ironically one of the only ways would be to have one him go against one of Jordan’s Bulls teams. I would love to see how scared he would be. You have to knock him out of his comfort zone like the C’s used to do, or the Mavs did. Only way to stop him.

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Damn.

  • ToldUso

    That was just not fair.

    The way he leveled Paul George on some occasions was Shaqesque.

  • shockexchange

    The Kang pulled a Jim Jones on Paul George “Treat ‘em like Ferraris … gas’em up.” In Game 3, he proceeded to break him down.

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