But for one of your All-Stars to be sent home during a game with an illness without telling the rest of the team what was going on? That’s…incredible. “They were frustrated that they didn’t know about it,” said a person familiar with the team’s dynamics who corroborated Thomas’ account. “It wasn’t that Kevin left. It was that nobody addressed the team and said, ‘Look, Kevin’s not going to be here tomorrow, and this is what’s going on.’ It’s disarray.”
May 21, 2018 | 4:02 pm EDT Update
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on Draymond Green’s Game 3 technical: “I thought it was unfair.” Said they’ll reach out to the league in hopes it’ll get rescinded.
Logan Murdock: James Harden on the Rockets’ confidence level going into Game 4: “We might get whooped by 40, we might lose by two. We might win by 20 but our same swagger, our same confidence is always there.”
That’s why for him, the connectivity between tonight’s game and Boston’s ultimate goal – winning a championship – are intertwined in such a way that you can’t realistically look at one without acknowledgement of the other, which is why he’s operating on a level of focus unlike any prior to this point in his basketball career. “We’re two games away from going to the NBA Finals,” Brown told NBC Sports Boston. “And six [wins] away from doing something special. We’re too close and we came too far to not be focused.”