Heat defense leaving imprint on NBA

Big three arrived with a fireworks show, but getting stops their calling card in playoffs

Originally Published: June 1, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- If this low-scoring Game 1 of the NBA Finals is any indication of how this series will play out, it won't be the way the Heat Voltronned together to form a superteam that's a threat to the league -- it'll be the method they're using to grip the championship trophy that strikes fear into those of us who enjoy basketball in its most free-flowing form.

It turns out the group Joakim Noah instantly labeled a "Hollywood team" is looking less like a J.J. Abrams production and more ...

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