When you see a guy get posterized it's only natural to ask yourself "Why subject yourself to that?" But then you realize that the potential payoff is stuffing a guy at the rim, and then it all suddenly makes sense (plus there's the added benefit of stopping the guy from scoring).

Tonight, in the waning minutes of Game Three, Evan Turner did his best to throwdown in LeBron's face. That effort worked out about as well as the headline suggests. After getting up LeBron said "You tried," or possibly "Nice try" (your call) to a frustrated Turner. That brief statement can basically sum up the series for the Celtics who are a few days away from beginning their offseason.

Earlier in the game Turner got called for this flagrant against LeBron:

Whether that was a catalyst for the mild shit talking is also your call.

[via YouTube/TNT]

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