Nick Nurse Rumors
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse confirms Kawhi will play, said sitting him tonight was never on the table (even after logging big minutes on Wednesday). “He’s in a good position right now.” Same starters (VanVleet in for Lowry, Gasol at C).
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse on last year’s sweep to LeBron/Cavs: “We really had the 1st game under control. I don’t know how many times we’ve replayed that last possession. 3-4 tips, point blank & the damn thing just wouldnt go in. That really changed the complexion of the whole series, maybe season”
Josh Lewenberg: Nick Nurse mentioned he’s been paying close attention to the Lakers this season. Later, he was asked why. “I got some friends that coach there, I guess. You know when you’re turning channels and you think ‘Oh man, I want to see what Jesse Mermuys’ beard looks like tonight’?”
Players and coaches stepped in when Ibaka and Chriss squared off, but no one seemed to get a good view of the incident. “I didn’t see much of it, to be honest,” Nurse said. “Listen, it’s always going to be concerning when something like that happens. We certainly don’t want that in our game. We don’t want to lose one of our guys.”