Ohm Youngmisuk: Luke Walton said he is focused on OKC tonight and still has to digest the trade and evaluate the new personnel coming in when asked about what Isaiah Thomas’ role will be and if he will help close games as well. “I think I’ve proven I’m going to close games with whoever’s playing well,” Walton said. “If that’s a starter that’s a starter, if it’s a bench player it’s a bench player. You know a lot of this has just kind of happened so my top concern right now is Oklahoma City and as we get done with that game and get into tomorrow [and] getting ready for Dallas, a lot of it will I’ll sit down with coaches and start watching film on these guys. But a lot of this is brand new to me, too. As far as what we’re going to do and how we’re best going to use them.”
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.