Hawks not named Kyle Korver have shot 13-for-64 (20.3%) from outside the paint in the conf. finals. Millsap: 1-for-10 Teague: 5-for-18
Through two games: Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson: 41 points and 44 rebounds Al Horford and Paul Millsap: 45 points and 25 rebounds
Al Horford 8 attempts in 30 min Paul Millsap 8 attempts in 27 min Dennis Schroder 11 attempts in 12 min Shelvin Mack 7 attempts in 13 min
Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov combine for 17 points and 23 rebounds. Al Horford and Paul Millsap total 16 points and 11 rebounds
Reserve point guard Dennis Schroder w/ 11 shot attempts in 12 minutes. All-Stars Al Horford and Paul Millsap with 8 each in 30 and 27 min
No Atlanta player more than 13 pts (Schroder). Teague 12 on 5-16, Millsap 4 on 2-8
Unsung heroes are Shumpert (physical with Korver) and Thompson (shutting down Millsap). Didn’t think either would be up to the task.
Cavaliers lead 54-49, at halftime. Passing clinic for point guard LeBron James in that quarter. He's got 17/4/4. Millsap still struggling.
Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague are KILLING the Hawks right now. 3-13 combined from the field and some baffling decisions.
Horford not any better than Millsap so far
Never seen Paul Millsap look this bad
Hawks guards getting plenty of looks but Cavs have been shutting down Horford/Millsap
Millsap post-ups just go nowhere. A waste of 5-6 seconds most of the time.
Al Horford hasn't attempted a shot. Paul Millsap is 1-for-5.
Have always liked Paul Millsap as a player, but this isn't the way you want to go into free agency. Looks overmatched.
Teague 1-4, Millsap 1-5
Teague and Millsap a combined 2-9 from the field
Paul Millsap was 1-for-5 in first quarter. Al Horford didn't take a shot. Tristan Thompson is the one who has looked like the All-Star.
Is Paul Millsap even playing?
Millsap is a foot taller but I can’t look at that No. 4 uniform and not think about Spud Webb
So far Bud has subbed out Millsap and Horford but DeMarre is still in the game.
Millsap has been pretty awful. The nonchalant-ness of his jumper makes it look like he's just out of it, but I guess that's normal.
Paul Millsap needs to find his game quickly for Atlanta
Beautiful set by Atlanta. Teague dribble to wing, hits Korver on zipper cut to the top of the key, Millsap then pins down for Teague curling
Reporter: "Do you anticipate Paul Millsap playing any small forward tonight?" Mike Budenholzer: "No."
Me: Points of the film session today? Millsap: Be better. Me: How would you do that? Millsap: I don't have enough time to explain it all.
Paul Millsap on if Cavs have anyone who can stop Jeff Teague: "I doubt it, to be honest with you."
Paul Millsap smiles, pauses when a reporter says that LeBron sticks arm out on offense. "Strong-arms... Yeah."
Millsap said "I wouldn't mind" guarding LeBron but "we have to be smart about it"
Paul Millsap says he wouldn't be mind guarding LeBron from start, "but we've got to be smart about it" especially with Cavs starting bigs
Paul Millsap on DeMarre Carroll: "A sigh of relief, looked worse than it was... Knowing DeMarre, he wants to be out there."
Wall, Butler, Millsap, Horford all easily could have earned a spot on one of the All-NBA teams. Pau Gasol just a weird choice
If there was 4th team All-NBA, Jimmy Butler would have been on it. Joined Kawhi Leonard, Wall, Horford, Millsap at top of others rec votes
Hawks' Paul Millsap, Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver all got All-NBA team votes. None made three teams.
Not sure why Paul Millsap’s primary defensive strategy on LeBron late was to smother 40 ft from basket. Led to a couple of easy drive-bys
Game One ECF. Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov (24 points, 21 rebounds). Al Horford and Paul Millsap (29 points, 14 rebounds)
Buried story of tonight's game: Tristan Thompson completely outplayed Paul Millsap IMO.
Millsap forced a violation and a blocked shot on his defense and the Cavs had missed 8 straight, but yes, let's focus on this one moment.'
Says a lot about the effectiveness of the Cavs’ strategy that Millsap can fall down and still contest LeBron at the rim.
Millsap has shut Reggie and me up about his defense on LeBron.
Millsap on LeBron is actually working.
Reggie mocks Millsap for defending LeBron, shot clock violation happens. Still laughing.
If Millsap is to guard LeBron — and I’m for it for stretches — he needs to sag off more.
I'd so much rather have Carroll or Horford than Millsap on LeBron. And Millsap is a good defender.