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Where was this guy on defense last night? And somewhat on offense as well?
The Matrix dropped 10 points—far below his playoff average of 18 points. He went 4/12 from the field, something that isn't helping the Mavs.
Jeff Van Gundy, who I think should be fired because he talks about the Heat while completely forgetting that there is another team on the court, said that the Mavs were playing the most atrocious defense he had ever seen.
This is probably because everytime D-Flop and Queen James drove the lanes, Shawn simply swiped at the ball, stepped aside, and let Tyson or Dirk take care of it. Shawn's defense had been winning us games. If he gets back to that defense, let's just say we have a fighter's chance to win this series.
Shawn needs to pick up his defense, the defense that he had in the series vs OKC. He shut down Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; why can't he shut down Dwyane Wade?