"I remember what Danny Ainge said 30 years ago. They won a playoff game by 40, and he said, 'This is not the Tour de France.' You don't start with a big lead because it's not based on time or how much you won by," Kerr said. "It's the NBA, so it's 2-1. So doesn't matter what happened yesterday. We have to be ready for a great team that's going to come out like they did in Game 2, attacking, hair on fire. And taking the force to us, and we have to be ready for that tomorrow." … [Read more...] about Is this bad basketball, or are we seeing something else in conference finals?
Drake could use some help with his international diplomacy as the Raptors’ global ambassador. The rapper and Raptors super fan got into a heated courtside shouting match with Cavaliers reserve center Kendrick Perkins during Cleveland’s Game 1 overtime win in Toronto Tuesday night. The scuffle started at halftime, when Drake interrupted his chat with former Raptor Jose Calderon to break up a conversation between Perkins and Toronto center Serge Ibaka as the teams headed off the court. Perkins, who remains inactive for the Cavs after playing in just one game this season, told ESPN in a text message, “What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge [Ibaka] walking into halftime telling him, ‘We about to win this game,’ and Drake butted in talking s--t to me. So I said something back to him.” “He said something slick,” Perkins added in reference to Drake, “so I said something back: ‘Sit your ass down and watch the … [Read more...] about Drake calls Kendrick Perkins a ‘f–king p—y’ in shouting match during Cavs’ Game 1 win over Raptors
Dirk Nowitzki and his sense of humor will always be one of the gems of the NBA. Taking a cue from Victor Oladipo, who sent a text to his trainer immediately after the Pacers lost Game 7 to the Cavaliers on Sunday asking when the two begin working out, Nowitzki messaged his trainer, Mavericks director of player development Mike Procopio, and Nowitzki immediately got burned with jokes about his age. The 39-year-old Nowitzki posted the exchange on Twitter, saying he was inspired by Oladipo. I got inspired by @VicOladipo. I also texted my trainer. Here is his response... @HoopConsultants pic.twitter.com/Wgo1p0dmh1— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) May 1, 2018 “When do we start?” Nowitzki began, just as Oladipo did in a text posted by Oladipo’s trainer. SEE IT: LeBron James hits game-winning three at the buzzer “I told you 4yrs ago that you were done 4 yrs ago,” Procopio shot back. … [Read more...] about Dirk Nowitzki texts trainer ‘When do we start?’ just like Victor Oladipo … it doesn’t go well
BOSTON — The Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end Saturday night in Boston when the Celtics cruised to a 112-96 victory in Game 7 of their first-round series at TD Garden. Al Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points apiece to help Boston eliminate the Bucks from the playoffs.Horford had eight rebounds, Rozier had nine assists and Jayson Tatum added 20 points for the Celtics, who rode the home-court advantage to win all four games in Boston and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second straight year.They will meet the Philadelphia 76ers, with Game 1 in Boston on Monday night.Khris Middleton scored 32, Eric Bledsoe had 23 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee has advanced from the first round of the playoffs just once since 1989, losing nine straight playoff series since Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell brought George Karl to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001.Playing in their NBA-record 31st … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Bucks eliminated from playoffs after falling to Boston Celtics in Game 7