Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle recently said that “watching him is like a breathtaking experience” — as if Shaquille O’Neal had point-guard skills. “It’s probably a good word to describe him — unique,” said Tom Thibodeau said in advance of the Pelicans matchup, “It’s unusual because it’s power and speed. And usually when you have the power, you don’t have the speed or if you have the speed, you don’t have the power and he has both. Very skilled, puts a lot of pressure on you, dynamic play-maker.”
May 7, 2021 | 8:40 pm EDT Update
Jonathan Feigen: Khyri Thomas, signed about three hours ago, checks in. He’s the 28th player to play for the Rockets this season, tying the NBA record. Bucks with a rare chance to beat Khryi/Kyrie three times in a week.
Rob Schaefer: Zach LaVine welcomes Bulls fans back to United Center (to cheers). Have to say, this is pretty surreal.
May 7, 2021 | 7:58 pm EDT Update
Eric Nehm: The Bucks have officially listed Giannis Antetokounmpo in their starting lineup for tonight’s game, despite his stomach illness. He’ll start alongside Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez.