For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head buried in his thoughts and his phone, texting his friends and family and trying to reckon with the 2-0 hole his team finds itself in this best-of-seven series despite yet another of his sublime and historic triple-doubles. Westbrook scored the most points ever in a playoff triple-double against the Rockets, finishing with 51 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. But it was what he couldn’t do in the fourth quarter that was on his mind after the game. “I don’t give a f— about the line,” Westbrook said. “We lost.”
December 14, 2017 | 10:01 pm EST Update
Porzingis suffered the injury early in the third quarter. It appeared to be a non-contact injury. He asked out of the game immediately after the suffering the injury, which occurred while defending Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis Jefferson. The severity of the ailment is unclear, as is Porzingis’ status for New York’s game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: “Klay has never changed with anything that’s ever happened in the three and a half years that I’ve known him. No matter what happens, whether it’s in his life or in basketball, in the world, nothing changes with Klay. He’s amazing.”
LeBron James walked into The Q wearing a pretty flashy pair of his signature shoes that went well with his all-black outfit before the Cavaliers-Lakers game on Thursday night. These LeBron 15s have shiny gold lettering and detail along with roses and the words “Long Live the King.”