"They understand very clearly that we are not interested in any ejection or suspension," he said. "They also understand very clearly that a key to this series is letting the Miami Heat know that we're not backing down from them."
Granger said he knows not to take things too far. The risks are too great.
"I know where the line is," Granger said. "(NBA commissioner) David Stern has done a good job of making sure we know what the line is and what not to cross. We won't cross that line. We just want each other to know it's going to be an intense battle, and it's going to be a fight."
James brushed aside Granger's tough-guy talk as an opponent playing mind games.
"Why would he be scared of me?" James said. "I'm not no monster and this ain't no horror movie. I'm not trying to scare anybody. He's hyping himself up to say he's not scared of me. Have I ever been intimidated by anybody in this league? I don't think so.
"I go out and play my game and let my game do the talking."
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