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NBA Finals Q&A: Shane Battier says teammates 'did a good job of finding me'

Heat forward Shane Battier scored 17 points in Miami's victory over the Thunder on Thursday. He converted 5-of-7 3-point shots and was instrumental to Miami's quick start.
BY RJ YOUNG Staff Writer ryoung@opubco.com Published: June 14, 2012
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Heat forward Shane Battier scored 17 points in Miami's victory over the Thunder on Thursday. He converted 5-of-7 3-point shots and was instrumental to Miami's quick start.

Was the ball hopping around the floor the way you were looking for it to?

“Yeah, my teammates did a good job of finding me. I owe a lot to LeBron (James), Dwyane (Wade) and Chris (Bosh). They command so much attention. The fourth and fifth option on the floor, they just don't get a lot of attention. We've been successful, and we've been able to take advantage of that.”

When was the last time you saw James, Wade and Bosh playing like they did tonight?

“Well, it's been so long since we had them all together. They're great. They played like the all-stars they are. That's the effort that we need to beat this team.”

What was the team's mentality when the Thunder started its comeback?

“We were pretty calm. They did a nice job of applying pressure at the end. Durant made a huge 3, but I'm really proud of the way LeBron, Dwyane, Chris made big plays down the stretch to close it out.”


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