LOS ANGELES – Lakers forward LeBron James has averaged 26.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting in two games against the Rockets this season. But in the fourth quarters and the overtime of those games he had just two field goals on 10 attempts in the Rockets’ wins.
Rockets forward P.J. Tucker would not claim to have stopped James or even had worn him down while battling with James throughout those games. But Tucker said he has gone against James so
often for so long that he does not back down from the force that stuns many players.
"You do what you can as a defender to try to discourage him from being able to score and affect the game," Tucker said. "LeBron is so good sometimes no matter what you do he’s going to do that. During games, you don’t pay attention to it. You just keep playing and try to win the game.
"Every year I’ve been in the NBA I’ve been assigned to LeBron. I’ve been playing against him since we were little kids. It’s something that’s been going on for a long time."
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