The always-elusive Mike Miller tried to duck out of shootaround today without talking to the media. Luckily, I flagged him down just as he was walking off the court at AT&T Center in San Antonio, site of tonight's Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Miller is 5 of 6 from three-point range entering Game 3 of The Finals, but that doesn't tell the whole story of his hot hand on professional basketball's biggest stage.
Dating back to Game 5 of the 2012 Finals against Oklahoma City, Miller is 11 of 13 from three-point range in The Finals. He famously went 7 of 8 from three-point range in the final game of the 2012 Finals. In Game 1 of the 2013 Finals, Miller was 2 of 3 from three-point range. On Sunday in Game 2, Miller went 3 of 3 from distance.
"You've got to be super aggressive," Miller said. "That's one thing I've learned from being here. You've got to be super aggressive and that just makes the job easier for everybody else. So me and Ray and Shane, our job is to catch and shoot."
Miller on the key to tonight's Game 3 at San Antonio's AT&T Center:
"We've got to have the same energy we had in the second [of Game 2]. We've got to come out with a lot of energy becasue they are, especially at home."