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PBT Extra with NBASavant.com: LeBron got his shots despite good Celtics defense

LeBron James, Gerald Wallace

LeBron James, Gerald Wallace

AP

Boston tried to cut off the head of the snake — they got physical with LeBron James in what ended up being a four-game sweep by the Cavaliers. To their credit, the Celtics defended LeBron well.

It just didn’t work.

PBT has partnered with the fantastic NBASavant.com to break down the Sports VU Camera data and look more closely at the advanced stats of the NBA playoffs and what decided a series.

In this case, LeBron hit 64 percent of his shots when a defender was within three feet of him — the Celtics contested, he just hit the shots anyway. Not much anyone can do to stop that. (And the Bulls should be worried.)