He attacked the rim on more occasions than usual and still put up a relatively silent game.
Outside of that dirty-as-all-hell crossover he put on Chris Bosh early in the game, a quiet night.
Well, he tried.
Followed up his All-Star announcement with an All-Star performance, except for (like everyone else) a dreadful third quarter when he let Heat guards and LeBrons get to the rim at will on pick-and-rolls and switches. But did look like the best Nets player on the floor by a wide margin throughout the game. For whatever that’s worth.
Had a really solid first half hitting both shots he should and shot not make, following it up with one of his worst stretches of defense in recent memory
Corner 3’s? Check. Defense? Occasionally. But he can’t do it by himself. (Can you believe I’m saying that about Keith Bogans!?)
Not exactly how you want to follow up statements like these.
Hit a three!