After allowing San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green to set a Finals record with 25 3-pointers in just five games, the Miami Heat and center Chris Bosh are not going to let the 25-year-old have his way in Game 6 Tuesday night.
“He has a knack for shooting, but he won’t be open tonight,” Chris Bosh told John Schumann of NBA.com after the Heat’s shootaround at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday. “We’ll see how he shoots it when somebody’s always on him.”
Bosh said the Heat don’t have a new plan to defend Green better.
“It’s just doing what we do,” Bosh said. “Last game, we didn’t do what we normally do. Guys were open and made shots.
“They move the ball too well to have defensive lapses. So we’re going to have to trust what we do.”
Green has shot 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from beyond the arc in the Finals. He surpassed Ray Allen’s Finals mark of 22 3-pointers set in 2008 with the Boston Celtics.
Green needs just four more three-pointers to set a new NBA mark for a playoff series of any kind by passing Allen’s record of 28 that matched Orlando Magic’s Dennis Scott.
“Yeah, Danny has been playing great. He’s making shots,’’ said Parker after Game 5. “I can’t believe he’s still open at this moment of this series. They are still trapping me and doubling Timmy, and Danny is wide open. He’s shooting the ball well. If you are going to leave Danny wide open, he’s going to make threes.”