Boston, 20, became the youngest player on the team after the Clippers sent 2021 first-round shooting guard Keon Johnson to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the trade that brought Covington and Norman Powell to LA in February. Boston already showed potential with an 18-point second quarter in December against the Boston Celtics. That game followed an outing with the Agua Caliente Clippers where Boston scored 46 points in the G League, which had some Celtics referring to Boston as “Mr. 46.” “Brandon Boston, 51st pick in the draft, and to be able to have some of the bright lights, big moments he had, the game he had against Boston stands out,” Frank said. “But like the G League game he had … what did he have, 49, 47? But like to see how he’s ascending — and he’s 20 years old.”
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.