It's not apples to apples. Obviously you want TP on the court, all things being equal. But the defensive play with him off the court worked out. You don't want Miami to set up their defense.
If Lebron makes a shot over TP with TP in the game defensively, then we're not having this conversation.
Or if the refs call the foul on Manu's drive, we're not having this conversation.
That's my point.