Ethan J. Skolnick

Never seen Paul Millsap look this bad

Ethan J. Skolnick

Budenholzer subbing quicker than the other night, shorter stints for his starters. Trying to win this in the fourth.

Ethan J. Skolnick

DeMarre Carroll doesn't have much, but is really competing.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Have always liked Paul Millsap as a player, but this isn't the way you want to go into free agency. Looks overmatched.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Al Horford walking gingerly on sideline

Ethan J. Skolnick

Shawn Marion's first meaningful minutes in a while

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Ethan J. Skolnick

DeMarre Carroll in for Bazemore. Carroll was icing knee. Short rest, so it doesn't stiffen

Ethan J. Skolnick

Watching LeBron bully Kent Bazemore in the post -- which he can do every time -- should make Hawks fans even angrier at NYPD

Ira Winderman

Apparently there also are a few Lightning fans here at the game in Tampa. And I thought Miami was New York South.

Ethan J. Skolnick

James Jones guarding Pero Antic. Mike Scott would present more of a threat.

Ethan J. Skolnick

DeMarre Carroll wasn't especially effective in first stint, so I wonder if he gets a second in half -- or if Budenholzer looks at Mike Scott

Ethan J. Skolnick

J.R. Smith's first 9-1-1 shot doesn't fall. And Kyle Korver already has as many shots as in Game 1

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dellavedova has been really good on the defensive end. Upgrade from what Irving was offering.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Paul Millsap needs to find his game quickly for Atlanta

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron holding the ball for a while, then testing whether Carroll can move laterally. Bazemore will be in early.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dellavedova starts by missing a jumper to the right. Was his issue in game 1.

Ethan J. Skolnick

DeMarre Carroll has a free agent payday on the line, and is pushing through. Was grimacing in warmups.

Ethan J. Skolnick

DeMarre Carroll is starting. To which I say... wow.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Again, while Dwyane Wade may not have pushed through everything in regular season (due to "maintenance"), he always did in the playoffs.

Ethan J. Skolnick

And, while hardly his fault, Kevin Love is missing his 8th playoff game tonight. Chris Bosh missed 9 of 87 in 4 seasons w/ LeBron.

Ira Winderman

Almost time. @jakewinderman has.a good feeling. http://t.co/JICj2e3ZVN

Ethan J. Skolnick

Since the Kyrie Irving comparison is commonly made, Dwyane Wade missed 1 playoff game (out of 87) in 4 postseasons w/ LeBron. G4, R1, 2013.

Ethan J. Skolnick

(2/2)... Irving is at the arena tonight. Cavaliers hopeful he can play Sunday. Foot, which was also an issue, no longer is. Just knee.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Some clarity on Irving situation: still diagnosed as tendinitis, but Dr. Andrews had different interpretation/plan on how to treat (1/2)..

Ethan J. Skolnick

This morning, there was much talk about "pain tolerance" for Irving. Now, after exam revealed nothing new, it's a "medical decision."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Kyrie Irving was evaluated by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. No additional MRI. Exam confirmed what Cavs already knew.

Ethan J. Skolnick

David Blatt won't reveal his starting PG, but there's only one real option, unless he goes with LeBron & spacers.

Ethan J. Skolnick

David Blatt keeps repeating that it was "a medical decision." Not offering specifics, but that takes the burden off Irving.

Ethan J. Skolnick

David Blatt says it was a "medical decision" for Irving to sit tonight

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mike Budenholzer says DeMarre Carroll is still "game-time decision." Told it's close to game-time, he quips, "it's almost time 4 a decision"

Ethan J. Skolnick

While awaiting official news on Irving & Carroll, my column on the line the 2 coaches must walk: bleacherreport.com/articles/24729…

Ira Winderman

Approaching game time with @jakewinderman #Rangers http://t.co/Nr1s0LOry3

Victor Oquendo

My toss to @EricYutzy Heart of South Florida Report. Clearly your writing, Yutzy. Tune in for the full story next. http://t.co/tKiyhnsrDa

Joseph Goodman

Jimmy Filler’s pledge of $7.5 M to #FreeUAB needs perspective. Largest single donation to Gators’ football during Tebow heyday was $7 M.

Barry Jackson

David Samson said he is disappointed no players turned out for team's community event last night. Some fans expressed anger on Twitter.

Tom Haberstroh

New BIG Number on @TrueHoopTV: James Harden almost never passes to Dwight Howard. Ep. 4.1: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Dwyane Wade

#WhosGotGame? Show me your bball skills to win a spot in my Fantasy Camp sponsored by @Publix bit.ly/DWFC2015 http://t.co/okqzHhlV5j

Barry Jackson

Dolphins CB Will Davis, off ACL, expected to be ready for start of training camp, Hickey tells The Ticket.

Tom Haberstroh

We're going LIVE on @TrueHoopTV w/ @Amin Elhassan + @Ethan Strauss talking the Steph/Harden cookoff, LeBron and Lakers. spreecast.com/events/espn-nb…

Ethan J. Skolnick

So will the All-Star team. RT @nbc6 Marlins charity event lacked Marlins players: on.nbc6.com/uhlf9GJ

Ethan J. Skolnick

Since G2 of R1, when Kyrie Irving says he suffered 1st injury, Cavs plus-3.7 per 100 w/ him, plus-8.9 w/ Dellavedova m.bleacherreport.com/articles/24729…

Ethan J. Skolnick

Column: Carroll, Irving situations put additional pressure on Hawks, Cavs coaches. bleacherreport.com/articles/24729…

Bill Reiter

Talking to @richarddeitsch right now about Chris Paul, Simmons, Riley Curry, more. W/@LeeannTweeden on @AM570LASports bit.ly/1GPIlR0

Bill Reiter

Our guy @THEREAL_DV on with @LeeannTweeden & I right now on @AM570LASports talking @dodgers. Listen here bit.ly/1GPIlR0

Bill Reiter

Fun show: @richarddeitsch 930, @LeeannTweeden & I on Dodgers & Lakers, C'mon Bruh w/@kfigg1, @vicfeelingyou's mind, @JasonStewart's big role

Barry Jackson

Link: Dolphins (Tannehill, Parker, Jordan, guards); Heat; New UM jersey: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Barry Jackson

Did the Marlins simply overestimate their talent? Asked three scouts this week and got some interesting answers: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Mario Chalmers

South FL…hope to see you on Saturday http://t.co/xqoL2Fq8ye

Ethan J. Skolnick

Kyrie Irving not at Shootaround today so he can undergo additional testing on his knee. Questionable for tonight

Joseph Goodman

Out of the 15 All-NBA players this season, only three were from the East (James, Irving, Gasol). No Hawks.

Tom Haberstroh

Anyone else have nightmares of Warriors Fingerpoint Guy? vine.co/v/eqZbj1gzKZd

Ira Winderman

Should Heat be planning future based on catching Cavs? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1c8ZhXd plus more.

Tom Haberstroh

Don't. Leave. Curry. http://t.co/A1zHzrwTxn

Jason Jackson

Sadly we aren't talking about the game RT @TightyWhitey10: @Jason Jackson the game

Jason Jackson

Harden had more stls, bkls and def rebs... And not by a little RT @RealMSN: @Jason Jackson Can you (cont) tl.gd/njqk5q

Mario Chalmers

Had a great time tonight @Novasushibar great food check it out when yall can instagram.com/p/2-LDGCP4c1/

DeAndre Liggins

LAX ✈️ LAS 📷: @TheRealNickBarr http://t.co/PwD0TeZN6p

Joseph Goodman

We need more Aussies in the NBA.

Tom Haberstroh

It doesn't come down to the final play -- or even remotely close to it -- if it weren't for James Harden's heroics.

Tom Haberstroh

Stephen Curry was wiiiiiiiiide open that final possession, btw.

Joseph Goodman

Three defenders on Harden and he finds Howard for the oop with game on the line.

Tom Haberstroh

Steph swishes are one of a kind, man.

Ira Winderman

So one of these teams is going to have to bring itself down by playing an East team next? Seems kind of wrong.

Bill Reiter

ICYMI: Roddick and I are back, on @FOXSportsLive pod talking biker gangs, IHOP, NBA playoffs, kids at work & more soundcloud.com/fox-sports-liv…

Joseph Goodman

If you’re not watching this basketball game, get in front of a TV right now.

Tom Haberstroh

Houston on 37-19 run since the Andre Iguodala dunk. Life comes at you fast.

Tom Haberstroh

Houston on 39-17 run since the Andre Iguodala dunk. Life comes at you fast.

Tom Haberstroh

🎶 Thiiiis is how we blew iiiiiit. 🎶

Jason Jackson

Bravo.... What a thing to be the best! RT @justinjax017: Congratulations to my boys of the Columbus Baseball team. @CCHSAdelante

Tom Haberstroh

This is like bizarro Game 1.

Barry Jackson

From earlier: On UM's MLS stadium talks & the Sun Life lease conundrum: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Tom Haberstroh

Dwight just pulled a Kyle Korver.

Tom Haberstroh

Also good from right corner, I guess.

Tom Haberstroh

Curry is now 31/46 (67.3 percent) on left corner 3s on the season. Factoring the extra point, he's effectively shooting 101.1 percent there.

Tom Haberstroh

Steph Curry from the left corner ... 🔥🔥🔥

Shandel Richardson

Look for the Golden State security guard w/ the Afro. Best hair in the league.

Micky Arison

Miss @GuyFieri amazing burgers on #CarnivalBreeze RT @NBA: Chef @GuyFieri in attendance for tonight's #WCF Game 2. http://t.co/3gSYkigOwP

Tom Haberstroh

SportsCenter hit at a club ... on a Thursday. 8:15 pm. http://t.co/IFAM6V1sCU

Ira Winderman

Among those Riley getting opportunity to see are potential Heat No. 10 picks Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre and Frank Kaminsky.

Ira Winderman

Pat Riley among those scouting draft prospects among Bill Duffy's clients in Santa Barbara, per @Eric Pincus

Ira Winderman

ICYMI: Heat shut out on All-NBA teams for first time since 2008, with only Wade getting votes this year. bit.ly/1dn2Quk

Ira Winderman

ICYMI: Dwyane Wade hints on appearance with Seth Meyers he's pulling for LeBron in playoffs (with video). bit.ly/1HvZYVR

Ira Winderman

ICYMI: After lottery escape, reality is Heat still owe 3 1st-rounders (all could be unprotected) plus 3 2nd-rounders. bit.ly/1IRgu4i

Mario Chalmers

TrueRT @TheFinsiders: Zack Bowman tells us that when he was at high school in Alaska, the school's point guard was @Mario Chalmers

Barry Jackson

More details about UM's Friday meeting with MLS, its interest in a new stadium and its Sun Life contract situation: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Barry Jackson

With regard to MLS, UM remains very interested in site near Marlins Park. UM feels strongly that stadium must be 40,000 seats.