A former NBA head coach and forward, Sam Mitchell, made his feelings known on NBA TV during the game: “All I know is, for someone who thinks it’s great, just let someone come take their job, with no experience. If the Warriors win, do they need a coach now? Why not just pay Kevin Durant extra to be the player-coach? And how would you feel if you’re the Phoenix Suns? Every ball that goes (toward the Warriors’) bench, I’m divin’ with elbows and knees.”
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.