Theoretically, if Jonas Valanciunas continues to hit at this rate — 46.8 per cent — defences are going to have to start at least pretending to guard Valanciunas from that range. Theoretically. “They still go under (screens) on me on three-pointers,” DeMar DeRozan said. “Can’t really be surprised about nothing no more. … Not complaining at all. Not at all.” “It’s funny, because I think coach Scott Brooks (Thursday) with the Wizards was yelling at his guys that he can shoot,” Kyle Lowry added. “So I think teams are gonna start to pick up on it a little bit more and now he’s gonna have to make plays from that position sometimes.”
May 27, 2018 | 11:15 pm EDT Update
Brian Windhorst: LeBron James has won 6 straight Game 7s. He’s won a road game in 32 of last 33 series. He will play in his 9th Finals. This is perhaps the greatest Eastern Conference win of his career.