James retreated to the locker room with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter after he collided with Boston’s Jayson Tatum and was fouled. Before checking out, James made one of two free throws, giving Cleveland its largest lead of the game at 11 points. The Cavs were outscored by 24 the rest of the way after the collision, losing 107-94 and falling down 2-0 in the series. “It was a tough collision,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Knocked his head sideways. Of course, he came back; but when he came back, I don’t think he had the same punch that he had before he left as far as attacking the basket, playing with that force and power we talked about at shootaround. We’ll see how he feels.”
May 26, 2018 | 7:26 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: San Antonio Spurs assistant coaches Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka interviewed with the Toronto Raptors for the franchise’s head coaching job on Thursday and Friday, respectively, league sources told ESPN.
According to Dean Blevins of New 9 in Oklahoma City, he was told that George’s agent is telling people within the NBA that his client intends to re-sign with the Thunder this summer. Allegedly, apparently, Paul George plans to stay with the Thunder. I know. It’s not what people believe. But in separate conversations, I’m told P.G.’s agent has told people associated with the NBA that P.G. believes the injury loss of Andre Roberson was huge and he’s staying. Disclaimer, though: Believing everything that agents allegedly say can be dangerous to your health.