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Clutch Points: “Boston smells blood. You can see it in their eyes. They smell blood.” Draymond Green thinks that the Celtics have flipped the script in their series against the Heat as they attempt to overcome a 0-3 deficit 👀 (via @TheVolumeSports)

Today, most teams use a Slipp-Nott and have customized pads with their team logos, but the price for those pads is now $588. “That’s like my lifesaver,” Golden State Warriors forward Anthony Lamb said. “I always play in the same shoes, so sometimes when I’m running out of shoes, and my shoes are beat up, I’m going to need that sticky pad.” Lamb plays in the black colorway version of Nike’s Paul George 6 sneakers; worn-down pairs sit near his locker, with fresh pairs in boxes. Sometimes he wears the shoes “five games too long,” he said, and they become slippery.

Nico Mannion to play with Bucks in summer league

According to sources, the Italian player is expected to compete in the NBA Summer League on the Milwaukee Bucks roster. Mannion’s contract with Virtus ends after the 2022-23 season. Before coming to play in Europe in 2021, Mannion played for the Golden State Warriors during the 2020-21 season, logging in 30 games in the NBA, averaging 4.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.