He played a much larger role than his stats would indicate. He was matched up against Dirk a lot and really bothered him at times. He didn't absolutely shut him down, but nobody can. He did exactly what was asked of him.
I said he would be big for Miami before the series started because of his defense and hustle.Tonight he finally got his jumper going that he usually hits and was doing damage.That last rebound he got for the putback was huge.
dude played like he knew he was playing in the finals. he understood the impact of the game. if you have anything, you leave it on the court. a lot of the heat players did that. they certainly didn't have the youth to match dallas, but they beat them by wanting it more. haslem deserves credit because played like he wanted it. same with zo.
He is what a role player should be on a championship caliber team. He knows his role, doesn't try to score on his own, plays good D, goes for offensive rebounds, can confidently take and make the mid-range shot, and can do all of the above in clutch situations. THAT is what a role player should be. Guys like Haslem, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, Devean George, Bruce Bowen, those are true role players in the league and are so crucial to a championship team.