“At the end of the day, it sucks at times where certain guys have to rest but certain guys need rest,” James said. Neither Irving, who went off for 46 points against the Lakers, nor James, who added 34 points, would agree that the NBA has a problem of stars sitting out of too many games. They acknowledged the disappointment of fans and both said they wanted to play against the Clippers, but also said players resting at times throughout the regular season is unavoidable.
April 24, 2018 | 2:05 pm EDT Update
Jonathan Feigen: James Harden said Chris Paul has brought up the Rockets comeback from down 3-1. “He’s mentioned it.”
Josh Lewenberg: Lowry was asked if he can sense the fan base’s ‘angst’ on social media: “I don’t know. Honestly, I’m not even on my social media right now. I don’t really know what’s going on with the… what’s word you used? Angst? Yeah, I don’t know about angst. What’s the definition of that?”