Shane Battier?s Game Goes Sour Again
The Heat?s veteran forward, whose sharpshooting and defense were instrumental in last season?s NBA championship run, continued his postseason funk with a fourth consecutive scoreless game. He played under seven minutes Thursday night and went 0 for 3 as the Heat lost 92-88 to the San Antonio Spurs in the opening game of the NBA Finals.
He was 2 for 16 combined against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals, playing eight scoreless minutes in Game 5, four scoreless minutes in Game 6, and then in Game 7 Battier suffered the ultimate basketball indignity ? the dreaded DNP, Coach?s Decision.
Source: Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald