Michael Scotto: Caris LeVert on D’Angelo Russell becoming an All-Star: “It’s a huge accomplishment for him, for the team, for the city. He’s put in a lot of hard work. I can’t imagine being traded as young as he was. That’s just a testament to how tough he is mentally and physically.” pic.twitter.com/2zKoTmntxv
May 27, 2023 | 11:36 pm EDT Update
Erik Spoelstra: 'We're gonna go up there and get it done'
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra: “I don’t know how we’re gonna get this done, but we’re gonna go up there and get it done.” Pretty intense that he wishes they can get to that game 7 tip-off right this second
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on the final play: “Max did the right thing. We were making that ball go anywhere but Jayson Tatum…That’s the only way it could’ve bounced for it to hurt us.” “I don’t think there’s any regrets on that.”
Ball Don’t Lie: THE CELTICS STAY ALIVE! Out of 150 teams that have been down 0-3, only 3 teams ever have forced Game 7. Boston is the 4th 🤯 (via @NBCSCeltics) pic.twitter.com/uZX3UtldKE
Has this superstar duo already maxed out? Is it time for a fresh start for LA? Well, team general manager Rob Pelinka doesn’t believe that this is the case. In his mind, it is clear that in order for the Lakers to recapture ultimate success, they will need to remain steadfast: “LeBron and AD as two pillars is, you know, to us an unmatched combination that will continue to lean into and build around,” Pelinka said, via Anthony Gharib of Lares Nation. “Both incredibly high-character players that want to win (and) play the game the right way. We’re proud of that combination of superstars and want to continue to invest in that and invest in advancing the growth we had this year into next season.”
Thursday’s Heat-Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 averaged 6.24 million viewers on TNT, down 3% from last year’s game between the same teams on ESPN (6.42M). Ratings were not immediately available. Two nights earlier, Game 4 averaged a 3.6 rating and a series-high 6.56 million — flat in ratings and up 3% in viewership from last year’s Game 4 on ABC (3.6, 6.40M).
May 27, 2023 | 11:25 pm EDT Update
Derrick White scores at the buzzer, Celtics force Game 7
Kevin O’Connor: The Celtics just won Game 6 despite shooting their worst 3-point percentage of the entire year. 20% — W vs. MIA (Game 6) 21.4% — L vs. NYK 23.1% — L vs. LAC 23.9% — L vs. ORL 25% — L vs. WAS 25.5% — L vs. ORL 26.2% — L vs. MIA (Game 3) 26.3% — L vs. PHX Saved by Derrick White.