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David Hardy @clutch fans
From Records: Jan. 3, 2019. Down two in Cali, #Rockets James Harden hits all three OT winners just in the cups of Dray and Klay. I overlaid the radio call over the video at the time – @ca_rockets threw their backs on the call. pic.twitter.com/Zs28JTR6wi – 6:02 p.m.
Anthony Slater @anthonyvslater
Draymond Green on the Celtics and the reasoning for his belief that they would have beaten the Heat before the series was even over pic.twitter.com/PHjBcwf4R9 – 5:31 p.m.
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Knowing Draymond’s hopes of winning DPOTY, I asked if he thought 2nd All-Defensive Team was a compliment or an affront. Draymond said: “She’s a slight. I think when I look at the first team, I’m not sure I can definitively identify five guys who have had a better defensive season than me. – 5:29 p.m.
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Draymond Green on All-Defensive Second Team: “To me, he’s a lightweight. … When I look at the first team, I’m not sure I can identify five guys who have had a better defensive season than me. – 5:17 p.m.
Mount Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Why wouldn’t they trade for a big man? They’re too small. Why don’t they scour the buyout market? Through the incessant questions, Steve Kerr and Draymond Green didn’t blink. Neither did Kevon Looney. nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrior… – 4:46 p.m.
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
There are 99 players in NBA history who have appeared in at least 25 Conference Finals games.
The top three by winning percentage are the @Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, all of whom are 24-8 (.750). pic.twitter.com/QtHEzFRSqV – 3:01 p.m.
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Most career points in the NBA Playoffs by a player before his 25th birthday:
2,155 – Kobe Bryant (22.2 points per game)
1,761 – LeBron James (29.4 points per game)
1,564 – Jayson Tatum (23.0 ppg)
1,547 – Tony Parker (17.2 points per game)
1,546 – Kevin Durant (28.6 ppg) pic.twitter.com/2l8GE2mrTQ – 1:01 p.m.
Marc Medina @BrandG_Medina
IYCMI: How the Warriors’ Klay Thompson got through his two-year absence with injuries. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, Bob Myers, Steve Kerr and his coaching staff share their stories of Klay’s frustration, resilience and joy over the past two years https://t.co/BCYGxdNcbQ pic.twitter.com/cJVNcxT9bV – 7:42 p.m.
alexander kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Draymond Green on the Warriors’ Big Three makes his sixth NBA Finals appearance in eight years:
“No one has proven they can get us out of this place. That’s the mindset we go into this business with. We understand what it takes to win a championship. basketballnews.com/breakingnews/s… – 7:20 p.m.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the third pair of teammates aged 25 or younger to reach the NBA Finals averaging 20 PPG each.
—Tatum & Brown (2022)
— Durant and Westbrook (2012)
—DJ & Gus Williams (1979)
“They said we couldn’t play together!” pic.twitter.com/P4EhcM2Inz – 4:32 p.m.
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
With 26 tonight, Larry Bird ECF’s inaugural MVP Jayson Tatum passed Kevin Durant and Tony Parker for 3rd on the all-time NBA playoff scoring list for players under 25.
First among players who entered the league aged 19 or older. pic.twitter.com/Lgjyc9sqHP – 01:54
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler all played for the Celtics with an injury-riddled list.
Jimmy Butler came closer to beating them than Giannis or KD.
I don’t know what to make of this, but it’s pretty important to how we should think of Jimmy. – 11:20 p.m.
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
The Celtics are the best remaining team in the playoffs. They’re better than a healthy Miami team and way better than this version limping to the finish line. They knocked out KD and Giannis but are 24 minutes away from blasting what could be this group’s best chance at a title – 9:59 p.m.
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
ok seriously this is an hour pregame show for an eastern conference game 7 and espn spent the most time on whether KD is better than curry (because it’s 2018) and the new coach of the lakers – 8:06 p.m.
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“They need those shiny things so they can analyze what’s going on…Steph Curry has doubled 7X the amount Kevin Durant has made…the impact he has on a game, if you don’t understand basketball, you’re going to say he needs an FMVP to validate who he is.- Draymond Green on Stephen Curry and Finals MVP. Kevin Durant replied on Twitter: From my point of view, this is 100% false… -Going through Twitter @KDTrey5 / May 31, 2022
Kevin Durant: Oh, I saw it bro, I appreciate the compliments but I just disagree with what you said about double teams, that’s all. i love the show -Going through Twitter @KDTrey5 / May 31, 2022
Anthony Slate: Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr. and Andre Iguodala were all full participants in practice today. Lighter practice. Full contact training tomorrow. Steve Kerr says the team will know more about GP2/Iguodala/Otto testing tomorrow. -Going through Twitter @anthonyVslater / May 31, 2022