Juwan Howard, Heat coach try to spook Danny Green on 3 (Video)

Danny GreenDanny Green was so hot during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday that some distractions from the opponent’s bench couldn’t even prevent him from making shots.

Late in the second quarter of the game, Green received a pass in the corner and attempted a three. Right when he caught the ball and spotted up to shoot, the Heat’s Juwan Howard, who was inactive for the game, and assistant coach David Fizdale both yelled something and made a movement towards the shooter. It didn’t work; Green made the shot and actually went 6-for-6 including 5-for-5 on threes to start the game.

Howard also reportedly had some words for Lebron James when the Heat star was quiet during the third quarter, which likely inspired his play. Despite being inactive, Howard is still trying to impact the games.

Video via Eye on Basketball

Lance Stephenson, Juwan Howard have verbal confrontation prior to Game 4

Lance Stephenson just keeps making friends in the Miami Heat locker room.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Stephenson and Heat veteran Juwan Howard were seen in each other’s faces having a verbal clash while members of both teams were warming up on the court roughly 90 minutes before Game 4 on Sunday. Pacers assistant Brian Shaw broke up the incident before it escalated further. Howard retreated to the locker room while Stephenson continued with his warm up.

It’s still not clear what led to the dust-up or who started it, but this obviously isn’t the first time Stephenson has gotten under the skin of a member of the Heat this series. As the entire world knows by now, Stephenson displayed the choke sign in LeBron James’ direction during the Pacers’ Game 3 win. LeBron responded to Stephenson on Saturday by hilariously refusing to respond.

That Stephenson, 21, was able to create such a reaction out of a seasoned, 39-year-old 18-year vet shows just how irritating the second-year Pacers bench warmer has become for the Heat.

The Heat went on to win the game, tying the series at two games apiece. Stephenson and Howard saw a combined zero minutes of action.