When he was in college, and earlier in his NBA career, Shane Battier was a pretty good shotblocker. Now, though, at 33, he's finding it harder to do. So what does he do? He aims a bit lower. And it's driving Kevin Durant nuts.
The Heat have heated up and evened the series, 1-1.Â Best of all, from a Duke point of view, for the second straight game in the Finals, Shane Battier, supposed defensive specialist, put up 17 points. It's not hard to understand: the guy has the heart of a lion, a huge mind for the game, and a chance to win a title. He's going to bust his ass.