Reed averaged 18.7 points and 12.9 rebounds in 650 regular-season games before retiring at only 31 because of debilitating knee injuries. His story, however, will live forever in NBA lore for famously emerging from the Madison Square Garden tunnel before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals and playing through injury to help the Knicks win their first title. “He was the backbone of the team,” Frazier said. “He led by example. He did it on the court. He worked diligently in practice. He always gave 110 percent. He would never let you get down.”
May 28, 2022 | 6:13 pm EDT Update
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Herro (groin), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring), P.J. Tucker (knee) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) all again listed as questionable for Game 7. Herro looks to be the only real question mark for tomorrow.
May 28, 2022 | 5:13 pm EDT Update
Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro’s injury status: “He’s doing rest and treatment today. He won’t do any court work or anything today.” “We’ll see him in the morning. See the progress he’s made.” Says it’s a wait and see thing
Christos Tsaltas: Asked Erik Spoelstra on how Draymond Green’s comment motivated the Heat locker room. “I don’t know. Each person can find different forms of motivation. We have a big audacious goal that’s motivating enough”, he said. #HEATCulture