Deonte Burton excelled in defensive matchup against LeBron

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Deonte Burton excelled in defensive matchup against LeBron
Deonte Burton excelled in defensive matchup against LeBron

LeBron James posted a triple-double in the Lakers 112-107 win over the Thunder inside the Staples Center on Tuesday night. He scored 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He probably would've scored more if it weren't for the defensive play of Deonte Burton. Burton, who was recalled from the OKC Blue on Sunday specifically for Oklahoma City's West Coast road trip, drew the task of guarding James during the fourth quarter. The Oklahoman broke down James' shot sequence after Burton entered the game with 9:41 remaining. He immediately forced James into a 17-foot fadeaway that caromed off the backboard and barely grazed the rim. A minute later he bullied through a screen and, along

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