The call came at the 5:13 mark of the fourth quarter with the Bulls trailing 99-94. Ball had knocked down a 3-pointer, but was whistled for an offensive foul on the play — presumably for initiating contact with the contesting defender, Kevin Porter Jr., after or in the process of releasing the ball. “I was told he (Ball) shot it, he came down and fell down and kind of grabbed the guy (Porter Jr.),” Donovan said, emphasizing that “the way the video was in the arena,” he didn’t get a clear look at the play.
May 28, 2023 | 12:01 am EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown: “In all honesty, I’m in full prayer mode… I knew our season was on the brink and I’m just grateful to God that we was able to get the win.”
Chris Forsberg: Blake Griffin playing the replay on his phone in the middle of the locker room with Derrick White and others looking over his shoulder. Blake: “0.1!”
NBA on ESPN: Jayson Tatum is now the second Celtics player with 500 points in multiple playoffs, joining Larry Bird 🍀 pic.twitter.com/dHXcMl4XFU
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