Sunday Stats Thread + Game Thread Index
GAME THREAD: Atlanta Hawks (41-31) @ Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) - (June 20, 2021)
[Charania] Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to commit to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell me and @anthonyVslater. Durant averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists over 12 games this postseason.
Devin Booker leads the CP3-less Suns in Game 1 win: 40/13/11 on 15-29 FG
[Post Game Thread] The Phoenix Suns defeat the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 120 - 114 to take a 1-0 series lead behind 40/13/11 from Devin Booker
[Olson] James Jones was just named Executive of the Year. Robert Sarver made the announcement
Do you think it’s coincidental that James Harden has lost his Ironman status in the season where he sabotaged his body and conditioning in order to force a trade?
Deandre Ayton in a win against the Clippers: 20/9 on 10-14 shooting
15 years ago, Giannis was homeless in Greece, was in constant fear of deportation and racist retaliation, and didn’t play basketball. Against all odds, Giannis has already carved out a better life for his family. Now, after scoring 40 points in game 7, he has a chance at basketball immortality
The funniest thing about the playoffs is how in each team's subreddit, there's always comments on how r/NBA hates the team
[Charania] 76ers‘ Joel Embiid has been fined $35,000 by NBA for altercation with Hawks‘ John Collins in Game 6. Atlanta's Bruno Fernando suspended one game for running onto court.
[Wojnarowski] As expected, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie plans to decline the $12.3M player option on his 2021-2022 contract and become an unrestricted free agent, sources tell ESPN. He has a Monday deadline. Dinwiddie missed most of the season with an ACL injury.
[Highlight] Cousins puts Saric on a poster
Devin Booker is the 2nd player in Suns history to record a 40 point triple double (Charles Barkley)
Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue: "Three out of four coaches left standing are Black coaches, that says a lot."
Can we agree that Mike Breen is the best high stakes play-by-play announcer in the game?
[Eric Nehm] PJ Tucker: "It's the playoffs, man. I don't know what people think. We dream about this our whole lives. You dream about being in the playoffs and guarding the best player in the world. Like, I'll die out there. I'm living my dream."
[Highlight] Booker feeds the give-and-go alley oop pass to Bridges to secure his first career triple double in the West Conference Finals
[Wojnarowski] Mike Budenholzer Likely Secured Future With Bucks After Advancing to ECF: "He's gone through Miami and now he's gone through the Brooklyn Nets into the Eastern Conference Finals. I'm told that has gone a long way in securing Mike Budenholzer's future in Milwaukee."
[Young] Paul George on Deandre Ayton's impact: "Yeah, it's different. Ayton is a little bit more agile, more of a presence down low, and a better finisher than the other bigs we faced."
Ok, now can we give Middleton the respect he deserves?
Devin Booker has just recorded his first ever triple double
CP3 enjoying Father’s Day with his kids
[Highlight] Boogie hits the 3 to give him 11 points in 5 minutes
2021 will be the first time since 1998 that the NBA Finals will not feature the Cavaliers, Heat, Lakers, Spurs, or Warriors.
[Highlight] Durant ties the game with 1 second left
[Post Game Thread] The Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) defeat the Brooklyn Nets (3-4), 115-111 OT, behind 40 PTS 13 REB 5 AST from Giannis Antetokounmpo and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.Post Game Thread
[Highlight] Devin Booker shakes loose from the Clippers defense to get a dunk and give Phoenix a four-point lead late
[Nichols] Suns Coach Monty Williams refers to the chippiness between these teams during the regular season and says he's reminded players not to get distracted today: "We want to win the game, not the argument"
[Video] Booker and Ayton on FaceTime with CP3 after their Game 1 win
Khris Middleton last night: ✅ 23 PTS ✅ 10 REB ✅ 6 AST ✅ 5 STL Since the NBA started recording steals in 1973-74, Middleton is the only player to record at least 20p/10r/5a/5s in consecutive playoff games.
[Highlight] Mann hits the three to cut the lead to 2 with 22 seconds left
GAME THREAD: Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) @ Phoenix Suns (51-21) - (June 20, 2021)
[Highlight] Devin Booker nails another midrange shot! He has scored the Suns' last 16 and 18 in the quarter!
[Highlight] KD airballs the game winner
Earnie says Giannis “exhausted” as he airballs a FT. Chuck: “Man he must’ve been exhausted I don’t think the ball is that heavy”
[Scotto] “I think Blake Griffin could be worth a little more than the taxpayer mid-level exception or around $6 million,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype. Another executive pegged Griffin’s value closer to the $3-5 million range.
[Chorpenning] Tyronn Lue said Doc Rivers congratulated him on advancing to the Western Conference Finals on Friday. Lue said he’s pulling for Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers to win later tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight: 40/12/5 in an elimination deciding game 7
The Suns and the Bucks are in their conference finals with homegrown super stars
Giannis (26.1%} shot better from 3 than Joe Harris (24.2%) in the past 5 games
Kevin Durant, with 48 points right now, has broken the most points in a Game 7 in NBA history
[OC] My video on Ben Simmons' severe half court limitations and how little he is involved in the offence
[Highlight] George steps back on Johnson and hits the three to tie the game at 93 heading into the 4th
[Video] PJ Tucker talks to KD's mom on the sidelines
The Clippers have not had consecutive days off in three weeks, and are not scheduled to have one through the end of the Conference Finals. Today's game tipped off 39 hours after the end of their last game.
[Highlight] Booker with the insane pass to Ayton for the slam.
Is it safe to say KD has had the greatest return from a major achilles injury of all time?
[Highlight] Mikal Bridges finishes the ally oop
Gordon Hayward getting trolled by his daughter while sleeping on the airplane
[Highlight] KD shares a heartwarming moment with his mom after the Nets lose to the Bucks