Damian Lillard leaves a cryptic message on an Instagram post after the Portland Trail Blazers’ latest postseason exit.Oklahoma City Thunder
They could lose by 20 again, and again, if the literal pain in his neck doesn’t subside.
“That’s the reason why I’m committed,” Schroder said. “And I’m saying like, next year we going to come back, everybody is going to be healthy and like I said, it’s going to be great.”Washington Wizards
Kevin Arnovitz: In a span of less than five minutes in the third quarter on Wednesday night, the Clippers were outscored 22-3. They let Doncic get loose in transition without any resistance, offered poor help defense behind their perimeter traps of Doncic -- never a good idea because the man loves a trap -- and they coughed up the ball twice on the rare occasions they ventured into the paint on the offensive end. That's how long it takes to muddy your fortunes in the NBA playoffs: five minutes.
The LA Clippers arrived in Dallas down 0-2 in the series with their future clouded in uncertainty, but they left with home-court advantage and momentum thanks to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George playing the relentless style they envisioned when they joined forces.
Booker scored 22 of his 47 points in a phenomenal first quarter, and the Suns won their first playoff series since 2010, eliminating the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-100 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.Brooklyn Nets
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Hiring Ainge in 2003 was one of the first major decisions that owner Wyc Grousbeck made after buying the team the previous fall. "Red Auerbach told us Danny is 'lucky,' and he was right, but a lot of the luck came from his intense drive and his incredible basketball insights," Grousbeck said in the Celtics' statement.San Antonio Spurs
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