It happened for Alonzo Mourning, those forced appearances at charity golf outings at the start of his Heat tenure eventually producing a polished game that had him often hitting in foursomes with President Obama. Now Ray Allen, ranked as the NBA’s top golfer during his playing days, said at his Thursday foundation appearance that Dwyane Wade also has caught the bug. But there are limits when it comes to Heat and hacking. “D-Wade’s trying to get me into golf, but I ain’t rolling on that one,” Haslem said. “I can just see myself breaking a golf club or two, and those things ain’t cheap. Especially when I retire, I’m going to have to be on a budget, so I can’t be breaking golf clubs.”
April 22, 2018 | 10:00 pm EDT Update
Bradley Beal said he thought he got so emotional after fouling out that the officials might send him back to the locker room. “I was beyond emotional, beyond mad, pretty much any synonym you can add to the list,” Beal said.
Candace Buckner: Marcin Gortat with the line of the night on John Wall playmaking. It’s either a genius nod to Wall’s comments back in Feb. or just an intentionally great word choice but Gortat said: He’s spoonfeeding me and I’m getting fat.”
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks on John Wall in the last 5 minutes without Bradley Beal: “A very determined player… that was attacking. He’s a big shot maker and play maker. It was what you expect and what you want from your all-star.”
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks didn’t like the free-throw disparity after the first quarter but felt the #Wizards did foul a lot, especially when it came on DeRozan’s drives. “18 free throws is too often but we put them on the line.”
Josh Lewenberg: DeRozan: “There were some late-game shots that I wish I could take back. But it was just my mindset… being aggressive, wanting to win, doing whatever it took offensively to push it to a win. But with that came some bad shots that I’mma definitely understand next time.”
Jalen Adams, UConn’s leader in scoring and assists the past two seasons, will not test the NBA’s draft process. He announced in a video posted on social media Sunday that he is returning to UConn for his senior season.
April 22, 2018 | 8:59 pm EDT Update
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs G George Hill said he tried everything, including getting 4 shots in his back, to play in Game 4. Can hardly sleep, has been little improvement with treatment. All stems from Trevor Booker screen in Game 1.