Anderson, meanwhile, sees stylistic similarities between this group and how his former team operated, which is fascinating when you consider the age and achievement gap. “I think on the court, we remind me a lot of my third-year San Antonio Spurs team. I think we won like 60 games or whatever. We were really good, but we had like two All-Stars, NBA Hall of Famers on that team,” he tells SI. “This team reminds me a lot of that team in a sense of how we handle business on the court, how we play together, share the ball, play defense.”
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.