The Miami Heat changed the complexion of the series by having Norris Cole defend Lance Stephenson. This move allowed the Heat to hide Ray Allen on George Hill.
“We fell into it,” assistant coach Dan Craig told Lowe on Sunday. “We said, ‘Hey, Norris is our best on-ball defender, and Lance is creating a lot of their offense.’ That matchup has been huge for us.”
Cole has hounded Stephenson all over the floor and the height and weight disadvantage hasn't been an issue.
“I never even look at height and weight,” Cole said after Game 3. “I don’t even care.”