Nate Robinson had 27 points and nine assists in the Chicago Bulls' Game 1 win over the Miami Heat on Monday, and LeBron James made it clear that he is ready to defend the 5-foot-9 guard moving forward in the series.

“I’ll take the challenge on anyone,” James said.

Robinson had nine of the Bulls' last 12 points in Game 1.

James said he "wouldn't be surprised" if Erik Spoelstra "stuck" him onto Robinson late in games.