On the Thunder’s season thus far, particularly struggles in close games… Doc Rivers: “The first thing is I wouldn’t be worried about them. I know a lot of people are. I’m not in that group. I think they’re gonna be fine. The one thing that stands out to me is defensively they’re even better. They’ve established themselves. You watch them play … I watched three games and I watched the game last night, that’ll be the fourth – the same thing stands out. They’re long, athletic, they get deflections, they get steals. “
November 24, 2017 | 10:05 pm EST Update
Gerald Bourguet: Boogie to the ref: “I know I’m bigger than everybody else, but I’m getting hit just like everybody else. CALL IT.” #SunsVsPelicans
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Marcus Morris (knee soreness) will not travel with he team to Indiana.
November 24, 2017 | 9:41 pm EST Update
So when he learned Rose left the Cavaliers on Friday to re-evaluate his future in the NBA, James Johnson said his heart goes out to his friend and former teammate. “He’s going through a lot right now,” Johnson said. “He keeps coming back from injuries after injuries, it takes a toll on you, just rehab and treatment. It also takes a toll on you when you know you’re not getting back or you’re going through the same repetitive rehab and treatment.”
James Johnson: “My heart goes out to that man. I know he wants to get back to the old Derrick Rose, I know how bad he wants to get back to that but there’s more important things than basketball. … (that being) family, health.”