June 24, 2021 | 7:38 pm EDT Update
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams on the Suns’ focus after an emotional Game 2: “Our guys understand that every game has a life of its own. We came in with a great deal of focus and looked at a number of things that we did poorly in Game 2.”
Andrew Greif: Asked Ty Lue if there was a point in the last day or so when he saw that his players were over Game 2’s bitter ending, and he said he called players once the flight home landed and talked about it. He said he was hurting, too, but they had to leave it in the past.
June 24, 2021 | 7:33 pm EDT Update
Diamond Leung: Mark Cuban discussed getting Luka Doncic more help in a talk yesterday with St. Mark’s School of Texas alumni:
Marc Stein: The Mavericks have opened contract negotiations with Jason Kidd to be their next coach, league sources say, with support from their leading (but not yet identified) top candidate for head of basketball operations.