Last Tuesday’s Warriors-Grizzlies second round NBA playoff Game 2 averaged 5.32 million viewers on TNT, the largest audience of the postseason on cable. Viewership jumped as much as 47% from Clippers-Jazz last year (3.63M*) but fell 14% from Rockets-Warriors Game 2 in ’19, the last time Golden State advanced to the semifinals (6.16M).
May 22, 2022 | 7:42 pm EDT Update
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler (knee) intends to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Monday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The six-time All-Star is being listed as questionable for Monday. Miami is also listing Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Tyler Herro (groin), P.J. Tucker (knee), Max Strus (hamstring) and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) as questionable.
May 22, 2022 | 5:43 pm EDT Update
Since these bench decorum issues generally have been resolved after the league intervenes, technical fouls have not been used a deterrent, and the league does not plan to start issuing techs during the conference finals. However, the topic will be discussed in the offseason, and the league will explore ways to address bench decorum during games in real time, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.