Rich Hoffman: Ben Simmons: “We’re going for the past champs, the Lakers. They were the ones who won a championship, so you got to give the respect to them. Obviously Brooklyn has a lot of talent. But at the end of the day, there’s only one ball and you gotta play defense too.”
Alex Schiffer: Final: Nets beat the Timberwolves 127-97. Kevin Durant drops 31 points in 27 minutes in one of the Nets’ best performances of the season. Joe Harris and Landry Shamet with a ton of 3s today. Now who plays tomorrow in Philly?
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on the team being steady in approach, compete level despite the losses: “There’s a true direction. When there’s not a direction, there’s chaos. There’s a true direction.” Pointed to Troy, himself, Tom Gores, Arn, Ed and himself as people who have helped stabilize.