Norm is seen as primarily a defender. He shut down Paul George and helped his team win a playoff series. He can handle it. Nothing about his play nor Ross’ play ever pointed towards being worn down. It’s just largely irrelevant.
of course its relevant. especially when you are very undersized lots of times like Norm and Ross often were. Acting like guarding bigger strong guys nightly doesnt effect you is silly.
He did shut down PG to the tune of 27/8/5 on 45% FG and 42% from 3 in a tightly contested 7 game series. He had a couple really strong games but as we have seen Norm struggles often with bigger 3s bullying him. Its like this narrative that OG "shut down" LeBron. He did well, LeBron still went off and owned us.
Unless you are saying Casey is a fool and didnt play our best defenders vs other teams best players.... i would actually agree to a point but when guys are having historical numbers vs you i dont think you should throw around "shut down" whatsoever. Even if one player did a better job than others. Neither guy was shut down in the slightest for very long.