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DPOY candidate Andrew Bogut looking (more) dispirited (than usual) guarding Anthony Davis.
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive catching some playoff action, sitting courtside tonight across the Warriors bench. He is not wearing yellow.
Say what you want about Norris Cole but he is not afraid of the moment. This is all he knows.
Looks like Norris Cole is doing the Enes Kanter tonight.
Warriors this quarter: 14 points on 6 possessions. Solid, I guess.
Anthony Davis may never sit again.
Tyreke Evans getting zero lift on drives with that bum knee.
Anthony Davis is everywhere and all things.
2-pt FG: 7. 3-pt FG: 6. This game is fun.
HOW DOES STEPH GET LEFT OPEN IN TRANSITION
Why is Omer Asik playing?
Zaza is the Bucks’ best player right now, and he just got kicked out of the game. The Bucks went 4-0 against the Heat.
Zaza just went full Zaza.
Surprised to hear Jrue Holiday is out. After Game 1, I asked if he could start. "I feel healthy enough to do whatever coach needs me to do."
These East games before the late West games are like the warm-up act you grudgingly sit through because you're already comfortably seated.
Thibodeau will tell his grandchildren about this game one day.
I really, really hope Silicon Valley didn't just jump the shark.
Congrats to 6MOY Lou Williams. He broke an NBA record by drawing 44 fouls on 3s. The James Harden of the 3-point whistle.
Suh tells Dolphins radio:"On paper we have a very,very special d-line" & "This is a very progressive team" with "army of sports scientists."
Anyone else get the feeling that the Western Conference playoffs is the NCAA Tournament and the East is NIT?
Incidentally, my 6th man of year vote was three smalls: Lou Williams, Isaiah Thomas & Dennis Schroder.
Funny thing is, sixth man of year used to be frontcourt award. First 4 years: Kevin McHale (2), Bobby Jones, Bill Walton.
LeBron plays with 2 former sixth man of year winners (J.R. Smith & Mike Miller) but biggest players to win during his career: Odom & Jamison
This really stuck out to me today. Pat Riley said he wants Hassan Whiteside to demand the ball next season...
When asked today about how tough it is for a big to win 6MOY, LeBron said: "Probably as tough as it is for a wing player to win DPOY."
Warriors fans are all like: "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED."
Monty Williams says the Oracle Arena decibel level may be against the rules. "I'm serious." Story to come...
If Evans can't go, expect Norris Cole to step into the starting lineup. Monty has spoken highly of his poise and championship experience.
Update from Pelicans shootaround: Tyreke Evans remains gametime decision for tonight's Game 2 with sore left knee.
Lou Williams, the guy I happened to vote for, wins Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Going back through this Pat Riley transcript and this hits me ...
Riley not a fan of NBA players sitting out games because of minor injuries. Says that wasn't the case in his coaching/playing days.
Juiciest tidbit was when Riley was clearly referencing LeBron when he said: "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas."
Riley: "I want to change the narrative of our team and what being a professional athlete is all about. You might not always feel well."
NFL schedule will be announced at 8 p.m. Tuesday. NFL Network is making it into a 3-hour television show.
Pat Riley press conference is over after nearly 40 minutes. http://t.co/jOf7V4apOA
Pat Riley on staying in the game: "It makes me feel younger."
Riley on Wade: "I'd like to see him do whatever he has to do... to play every single night."
Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: "He's got five months to continue to work."
Riley challenging Wade to stay healthy: "He's got to change the narrative himself on his body." Says it's a league-wide issue, not just Wade
Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: "He's got to change the narrative himself on his body and missing games."
Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: "There's no doubt we're going to need Dwyane every single night that he's available."
Riley didn't hesitate to say he's at peace with how LeBron left the Heat.
Pat Riley on LeBron leaving, one year later: "Yes, I'm at peace with it."
Pat Riley says the Heat will be back next season as a contender despite many people saying the Heat will not.
Riley: "We'll be back competing unlike a lot of people think we can."
Pat Riley on the season says it would have been nice to see the team he put together play at least one game together.
Pat Riley on LeBron leaving: "We have all moved on from that standpoint."
OK, so now Riley says "no more smiling faces with hidden agendas" could have been about anybody when asked about that comment.
Wow. Rilley on the uncertainty of building last summer not knowing about LeBron, "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas."
Pat Riley on the draft: "No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, so we'll be going in clean."
Riley very confident that Dragic will re-sign. Says he feels very good about the position that they have an advantage over other teams.
Riley on Dragic: "If he doesn't sign, my ass will be in that [media] seat next year."
Pat Riley on signing Goran Dragic: "If he doesn't sign, my ass is going to be in that seat and I'll be writing about it."
Riley praises the Heat fan base during this difficult season: "There was a lot of patience with this team."
Riley said "perimeter" might be an area we look at. But he would want shooters who can also make plays and defend.
Riley admits they need more perimeter shooting and may look to draft a shooter but doesn't want a one-dimensional player.
Pat Riley suggests the Heat might be looking to draft a three-point shooting guard but doesn't want a one-dimensional player.
Pat Riley asked about what he wants out of the draft. Begins with "If you watch Golden State play..."
Riley said "we should have the 22nd, 23rd pick," meaning the 7th or 8th best record in league.
Riley jokes he will happily send the 1st round pick to the 76ers next year when he anticipates the pick to be in the 20s.
Pat Riley on the lottery: "Hopefully on May 19 we don't have anymore buzzard's luck."
Riley on the season: "I challenge myself to make sure that something like this never happens again."
Riley would like to see Whiteside as a major part of the offense. He wants to see him adopt more of a Zo-like attitude to demand the ball.
Pat Riley on Hassan Whiteside: "It's almost like having a lottery pick that's here with us right now."
Riley on Whiteside: "We didn't develop Hassan. He all of a sudden loaded up the box score. We're very fortunate... that he's under contract"
Riley on acquiring Whiteside: "We didn't find him. He was out there for anybody. He slipped through the cracks."
Pat Riley says "it's not a media problem" but doesn't like the immediacy of social media and reporting injuries.
Pat Riley says social media is out of hand and "has to be stopped." Or something. Not sure.
Riley points out that the Heat, Pacers and Thunder didn't make the playoffs after suffering injury losses to key players.
Pat Riley says a nerve in his neck has been giving him discomfort.
Riley, joking about Spoelstra, "I think I told Erik to go beat himself up for a good week."
Pat Riley: "I think I told Erik [Spoelstra] to go beat himself up for about a week and if he didn't then I would help him."
Pat Riley: "I'm moving on. I have no regrets."
Riley echoes what Spoelstra has said: "There's not a single person in the organization that doesn't think we should have made the playoffs."
Pat Riley: "There isn't a person in the organization who doesn't think we should have made the playoffs."
Riley, "There is not a person in the organization that doesn't think we should have made the playoffs."