Rookie guard Frank Mason III might yell to him, “Pull up on his block!” And Temple might translate that it means to shoot in the opponent’s face. “We’ll send a message within our group text and he’ll randomly reply,” Temple said. “(Monday) De’Aaron Fox said, ‘Who needs a chop in Houston?’ Anybody else, especially us black guys, know that’s, ‘Who needs a haircut?’ Bogi says, ‘What’s a chop?’ Things like that he’s still trying to figure out, so I find myself explaining certain lyrics of a song, what certain stuff says.”
May 26, 2018 | 10:03 pm EDT Update
Ramona Shelburne: Chris Paul is not playing in this game, but he is dressed. Mike D’Antoni joked with @ESPNRadio there needs to keep a buffer between him and CP so he doesn’t get tempted to send him in.
James Harden’s now-done drought of 22 straight missed 3s is the second longest such streak in the playoffs over the last 20 years, according to ESPN Stats & Info research. Robert Horry missed 24 straight in 2003.