Grizzlies vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Memphis Grizzlies (1-2) play against the Golden State Warriors (1-1) at Chase Center Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Monday May 9, 2022 Memphis Grizzlies 28, Golden State Warriors 24 (Q2 07:34) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Peter Vecsey @ PeterVecsey1 …

The Memphis Grizzlies (1-2) play against the Golden State Warriors (1-1) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Monday May 9, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 28, Golden State Warriors 24 (Q2 07:34)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Warriors are 0- 11 from three point range. Kings might want to reconsider their coaching choice… – 10:53 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies have done a spectacular job of mucking up the game. Much more intense defense, better organized switching, making it hard for the Warriors. If they could throw the ball in the ocean, they’d be up 20. But they can’t and are only up 6. Still, pretty good start. – 10:53 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Warriors 0-11 from 3 and have 10 turnovers and Grizzlies lead by 6. The first two won’t fully sustain. Grizzlies have to start generating more offense. – 10:52 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Remember Warriors fans: Mike Brown ain’t the one out there throwing the ball into the stands. – 10:51 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Warriors need to get Kuminga in this game. So many chances he could have had so far. – 10:51 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Memphis switching everything on-ball with Steph out, but sticking with their matchup off-ball. Has worked well to confuse the Warriors. – 10:50 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies up 28-22 and we in the mud. Dillon Brooks needs to wander through a kids dance routine. – 10:50 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The Warriors have 10 turnovers and are 0-for-11 from 3-point range, yet they’re only down six points. – 10:50 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
This feels like a Grit and Grind game. I think that’s a good thing considering the circumstances. Get the Warriors in the mud. – 10:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
This is some really ugly shooting. Warriors 0-for-11 from 3. Grizzlies 2-for-14. 10 turnovers already for Golden State. – 10:49 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
It seems the Warriors still haven’t figured out Memphis is overplaying everything – 10:49 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
As a veteran Warriors watcher, I expected them to mess around with Ja out, but this is well beyond even my expectations. – 10:49 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Did you know JJJ and Poole played in high school together? – 10:48 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
nil-nil second quarter, poole with a crucial goal – 10:47 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Little more than two minutes into the second quarter, and the Warriors have nine turnovers. – 10:47 PM
Ric Bucher @RicBucher
Andre Iguodala promised himself he’d take time to enjoy his second ride with the Warriors. He just never expected it to be this bumpy… foxsports.com/stories/nba/an…10:47 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Great slow pace and defense for the Grizzlies sans Ja Morant to hold the Warriors to 20 points in the first quarter. Golden State was 0-for-10 from 3-point range in the first quarter and shot 39.1 percent from the field. – 10:44 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Grizz have concentrated more on taking away the rim. I’m guessing at some point the Warriors will hit a 3, but there’s at least variance on those vs the layups they gave up last game. – 10:43 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The Grizzlies did win 80% of their games without Ja – and Ja missed 25 games… – 10:43 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
After 1: Warriors trail Grizzlies 24-20
-6 turnovers, 5 MEM pts (MEM: 1 turnover, 0 GSW pts)
-Curry 6 (0/4 from 3, now 5/23 over last 2plus games
-17-10 rebounding edge
-39pct FG, 0/10 from 3 – 10:43 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
After the 1st qtr, Grizzlies up 24-20.
Defense (3 blocks, 2 steals and 5pts off 6 Golden State turnovers), 16 Pts in the paint, and 9 assists on 11 made FGs! – 10:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a wrap for the first quarter.
we lead 24-20.
📺 @NBAonTNT | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/oQZGZ87RHF10:42 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies have slowed the game down, played good defense and gotten just enough halfcourt offense to lead, 24-20. – 10:42 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
The Warriors shot chart from the first quarter. 0-10 from three, Steph and Klay both 0-4. pic.twitter.com/zqaXeGBxka10:41 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
End of 1:
Grizzlies lead 24-20
That’s the good. They also held the Warriors to 39.1% shooting. I don’t know how sustainable that is, considering Golden State missed some good looks. Warriors 0-10 on 3-pointers.
Grizzlies had nine first quarter assists. That ball is moving. – 10:41 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies have a 24-20 first-quarter lead over the Warriors. Amazing that it is even that close with the Warriors missing all 10 of their 3’s. Warriors are beating the Grizzlies on the boards (17-10) – 10:40 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors missed all 10 of their first quarter 3s and turned it over seven times. Steph Curry 0 of 4 from deep, Klay Thompson 0 of 4. Curry is 10 of 35 from 3 in this series. – 10:40 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
END OF Q1: Golden State trails Memphis, 24-20. The Warriors are 0-for-10 from 3, with Klay Thompson and Steph Curry accounting for eight of those misses. – 10:40 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies lead 24-20 after one quarter. Warriors shot 0-for-10 from 3. – 10:40 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Grizzlies are 2-for-11 from three and STILL outshooting the Warriors from deep lol – 10:40 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Warriors went 0-10 from 3 in the first quarter. – 10:40 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors have started 0-10 from 3-point range with 6 turnovers yet they only trail by 4. – 10:39 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Steph 0-4 from 3, Klay 0-4. Not a strong sign. Both have gotten good looks, but a couple have been forced – 10:38 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors 0-for-7 from 3 and 8-for-11 inside the arc – 10:36 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
pick & roll perfection
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/vFfwUZFHh610:34 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Really clean start from the Morant-less Grizzlies, who have 7 assists and just one turnover. Meanwhile, the Warriors have as many assists (5) as turnovers (5). – 10:33 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Kicks update: Stephen Curry is wearing special shoes tonight to honor the late Craig Sager. The shoes will be signed by Curry and auctioned off on Wednesday at https://t.co/vsBufPkLJL. pic.twitter.com/wxDyww5NpL10:31 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
If I’m the Grizzlies I’m giving Poole the Luka treatment. – 10:31 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
every Kyle Anderson jumper is a challenge to see if he can shoot slower than the last time. – 10:30 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Steven Adams looked perfectly capable of hanging in this game defensively during those opening 8 mins. Good early sign for the Grizzlies. – 10:29 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Steven Adams is getting the ball around the top of the key looking to make plays, but the Warriors are doing a good job of denying the basketball. Stephen Curry noticeably did a good job on Desmond Bane. Adams and Bane connected on a lot of those plays throughout the season. – 10:29 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies now 1-for-7 from 3. Golden State is 0-for-6. – 10:29 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Got to wonder if the Warriors’ slow start will be enough for Steve Kerr (Mike Brown?) to start Otto Porter Jr. or Jordan Poole in Game 5. Both have been plus-minus wizards in this series. – 10:29 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Brooks is getting Poole on defense and Ziaire Williams has Curry. Interesting choice. – 10:28 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Look for the Grizz to go at Poole and Curry with Kyle Anderson like we just saw. – 10:28 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Jaren Jackson Jr. is back. This was his normal sub pattern anyway. Bathroom break? – 10:26 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Not necessarily expecting much of Memphis tonight. But they were great at turning teams over when Ja was out this year. Defense clamps down a lot harder. si.com/.amp/nba/2022/…10:25 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors’ two best plus/minus players in this series have been Otto Porter (+49) and Jordan Poole (+45). Nobody else better than +13 entering the night. Neither Porter/Poole are starting. Warriors down 13-8 first 5.5 minutes tonight. Poole about to enter. – 10:24 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Stoppage, and Jaren Jackson Jr. leaves the floor and heads into the tunnel. Not sure what that’s about. – 10:23 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
That’s 8 points and four turnovers in the first five and a half minutes for the Warriors. Another slow start – 10:23 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Adams just nutmeg Draymond? – 10:23 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole is checking in for the first time tonight after the timeout. – 10:23 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Steven Adams earned the Music Dance Experience pic.twitter.com/84jGwrRUsZ10:22 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Dillon Brooks, booed each time he has touched the ball, has not been shy in his return. He has launched four shots in his first four minutes. – 10:21 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Dillon Brooks is getting booed every. single. time. he touches the ball. – 10:21 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Warriors with shootaround intensity. – 10:21 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors are giving up a lot of open 3s early. Memphis just isn’t taking advantage. Both teams are a combined 0-8 from distance. – 10:20 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dillon Brooks is back – 10:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
3 new Grizzlies starters: Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, Steven Adams
ICYMI, the lookahead for Game 4 after Grizzlies lost Game 3 and Ja Morant @TheAthletic
https://t.co/BrtX27rfXD pic.twitter.com/SQg7o77QbE10:19 PM

Kevin Lipe @kevinlipe_
Hey, Steven Adams is alive! – 10:19 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Steven Adams is baaaacckkk!!! – 10:18 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steven Adams has been a difference maker early in Game 4. Follow @Fred Katz for more details – 10:18 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
kinda love the decision to start steven adams – 10:18 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Two minutes, two Steven Adams dunks. – 10:18 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Steven Adams with a dunk and a grab of the help defender, then another dunk running the floor. – 10:18 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
The fans here in the Chase Center are letting Dillon Brooks know how they feel about him. – 10:18 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Not surprisingly, Dillon Brooks is getting booed every time he gets the ball. – 10:18 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol Dillon Brooks with the air-ball to start. 💀 – 10:18 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
As expected, Warriors fans are booing Dillon Brooks. Airballs his first 3-point attempt of the night and the crowd went crazy.
Grizzlies up 4-2 early. – 10:17 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks airballed his first shot and the place went wild. – 10:17 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Grizzlies win the tip. Game on. – 10:16 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Warriors PA announcer saved Dillon Brooks for last. pic.twitter.com/J8Ad2cRDNQ10:14 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Dillon Brooks received raucous boos when his name was called during the starting lineup. Brooks, of course, delivered GPII the blow while he was midair that led to him suffering a fractured elbow. – 10:13 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Thunderous boos drown out Dillon Brooks’ name when announced in the Grizzlies’ starting lineup. Steven Adams will start for the Grizz as well for the first time in this series. – 10:11 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors fans greet Dillon Brooks with loud boos pic.twitter.com/CvUjWClvjb10:11 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
The public address guy really elongated the Dillon Brooks introduction (and did it last) just to make sure the Chase Center boos got as loud as possible. – 10:11 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Nice warm welcome for Dillon Brooks. pic.twitter.com/xcdLVHruGC10:11 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Roaring boos for Dillon Brooks during intros. – 10:11 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Grizzlies have to shock the world now to make it 4 2-2 series and then we’ll really be onto something – 10:11 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
HANDS UP IF YOU LOVE PLAYOFF HOOPS pic.twitter.com/6B1Cgv8Rl510:00 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Following an injury in Game 3, Ja Morant is listed as doubtful for Game 4 with knee soreness against the Warriors on Monday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/08/inj…10:00 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
straight out the gates, let’s get it pic.twitter.com/kimrZWyPGL9:59 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Exciting news! Tomorrow morning we will have @Quincy Pondexter on Rise & Grind.
We’ll talk Grizz-Warriors Game 4, his time playing for the @Memphis Grizzlies and his love for Memphis. Set your alarms! pic.twitter.com/3Dytg45QY09:48 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Game 4. No Ja Morant. Steven Adams to the rescue. pic.twitter.com/zsGv0za4fo9:47 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Dillon Brooks on flagrantly fouling Gary Payton II: ‘I jumped, and he adjusted’ nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/09/dil…9:46 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Stephen Curry is honoring NBA legend Craig Sager tonight, with special Curry 9 shoes inspired by the suit & tie that Sager wore during their final postgame interview in 2016.
Curry will auction the game-worn shoes off, with all proceeds benefiting The @SagerStrong Foundation. pic.twitter.com/OWX0j3fmxa9:42 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Draymond’s kicks tonight pay homage to his college teammate, Adreian Payne 💚 pic.twitter.com/CHRMFrhBKz9:36 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Warriors are sticking with the same starting five:
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Jonathan Kuminga
Draymond Green – 9:35 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steven Adams is returning to the Grizzlies starting lineup tonight. The Warriors are starting Jonathan Kuminga again in Game 4.
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Jonathan Kuminga
Draymond Green – 9:32 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
GAME 4 STARTERS vs. @Golden State Warriors
〽️ @Tyus Jones
〽️ @Desmond Bane
〽️ @Dillon Brooks
〽️ @jarenjacksonjr
〽️ @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/CtvWZTa7zg9:30 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Feels like a good time to re-plug today’s story on Mike Brown’s time with Golden State, and how it prepared him to take over a rebuild in Sacramento: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…9:29 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The latest on Ja Morant, who’s expected to miss tonight’s game with a knee injury: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…9:28 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Tonight @Stephen Curry is honoring Craig Sager’s longtime impact on the NBA with a special edition Curry 9 💛 pic.twitter.com/de2lYcW6959:27 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Grizzlies rule Ja Morant out. Taylor Jenkins says the point guard’s status will be evaluated day by day espn.com/nba/story/_/id…9:23 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
surprised himself with the bounce 😂
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/jOWASYe1fc9:17 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Klay Thompson warms up before Game 4 pic.twitter.com/DQyiurwUFA9:12 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ Seth Curry has successful ankle surgery nypost.com/2022/05/09/net… via @nypostsports9:07 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Grizzlies Ja Morant has been downgraded to OUT for tonight’s game 4. – 9:06 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
feeeeelin’ it
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/x5O41EFVmr9:05 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jordan Poole called this experience with Jaren Jackson Jr. the peak moment of his career so far.
How rap battles, summer workouts, and contrasting personalities of former high school roommates led to a playoff showdown.
“He got to see me.”
Pregame read: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…8:56 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Morant out with sore knee; Kerr tests positive for COVID, will not coach Warriors in Game 4 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/09/ste…8:53 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steph Curry will be wearing special shoes tonight to honor the late Craig Sager. The shoes will be signed by Curry and auctioned off on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/TpsqKxM6aJ8:52 PM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
stand tall. stay solid.
– God wouldn’t put something hard in your life if he thought you weren’t strong enough to get thru it 💯 – 8:52 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
monday night, we’re ready.
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/stcXI1uo9d8:50 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
COVID brought Warriors and Kings fans together, for at least one night? – 8:44 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Grizzlies guard Ja Morant is out tonight for Game 4. – 8:43 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Shoutout to Monty Williams, Coach of the Year. What a special season the Suns have had. Remarkable what him and his coaching staff are doing. Just want to give him a lot of props on receiving Coach of the Year award. He’s doing a hell of a job.” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins. – 8:42 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Grizzlies are +36 when Ja is on the court this playoffs.
-29 when he is on the bench. pic.twitter.com/V3sUwfxs448:39 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Warriors’ Steve Kerr to miss Game 4 vs. Grizzlies after testing positive for COVID-19; Mike Brown to fill in as head coach
https://t.co/juPMjoVXDk pic.twitter.com/FIpnd7iJ0U8:37 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Grizzlies All-Star Ja Morant (knee) and Warriors coach Steve Kerr (COVID) OUT Game 4.
Tyus Jones will start for Morant, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. #NBAPlayoffs20228:35 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Tyus Jones will get the start for the Grizzlies in Game 4 tonight in place of Ja Morant – 8:34 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said he reached out to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to offer well wishes after contracting Covid. Jenkins also gave a shot out to Suns head coach Monty Williams for being named NBA head coach of the year. Jenkins finished second. – 8:34 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Tyus Jones will start at point guard for the Grizzlies – 8:33 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Taylor Jenkins listed Ja Morant as “day-to-day.” Tyus Jones will start in Ja’s place. – 8:33 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant will continue to be evaluated and taken day by day. He said they will continue to work with doctors on Morant’s right knee. – 8:33 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Taylor Jenkins again says Ja Morant will be further evaluated and so no update. He is out. – 8:33 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins sends best wishes to Steve Kerr, sent him a text a while ago after finding out his diagnosis. Also, Ja Morant is OUT tonight – 8:33 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Ja Morant will be OUT tonight for Game 4. He’s considered day to day. – 8:32 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant:
“Ja will be out tonight.” – 8:32 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant is OUT for Game 4 with what the Grizzlies are calling “knee soreness.” – 8:32 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant will not play tonight with the knee soreness. They’re taking things day-by-day with further evaluation. – 8:32 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said Ja Morant will be out tonight in Game 4. – 8:32 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant is out tonight, Taylor Jenkins says. – 8:32 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant is officially out tonight. – 8:32 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Ja Morant is OUT tonight, Taylor Jenkins says. – 8:32 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Per Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant vs Warriors: he’s out – 8:32 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Ja Morant will not ply tonight per Taylor Jenkins. – 8:32 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant is out tonight – 8:32 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant is OUT tonight. – 8:32 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Ja Morant is officially out tonight for Game 4. – 8:32 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said he “wants to send his best” to Steve Kerr. Also shouts out Monty Williams for winning coach of the year award – 8:32 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Warriors are 11-0 in playoff games with Mike Brown as the acting head coach. Will they move to 12-0 tonight? – 8:26 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Mike Brown to in fact serve as acting head coach for the Warriors tonight as Steve Kerr has entered COVID-19 health & safety protocols. The same day as news became official that Brown will be the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. – 8:26 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr has entered Health & Safety protocols. Mike Brown will serve as Acting Head Coach for the Warriors. – 8:24 PM
Sean Kelley @SeanKelleyLive
Mike Brown will coach the Warriors tonight. Steve Kerr is in Covid protocol. – 8:23 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kings coach Mike Brown is Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown but acting as Warriors head coach Mike Brown tonight.
And maybe this explains why Steve Kerr was masked yesterday. – 8:23 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Steve Kerr has tested positive for COVID, per Warriors. Mike Brown, recently named coach of the Sacramento Kings, will serve as head coach tonight. – 8:22 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr has tested positive for Covid-19, per Warriors. Lead assistant and soon-to-be Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown will lead the Warriors in tonight’s game. – 8:20 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Warriors say Mike Brown will coach Game 4 tonight because Steve Kerr has tested positive for COVID-19. – 8:20 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Warriors say coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Game 4 vs. Grizzlies. Mike Brown will serve as coach. – 8:20 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
No Steve Kerr tonight for Warriors. Tested positive for Covid. Mike Brown takes over for Game 4 vs Grizzlies – 8:19 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Steve Kerr tested positive for Covid, the Warriors say. Mike Brown will coach tonight – 8:19 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Warriors coach Steve Kerr has tested positive for COVID. Mike Brown will coach tonight. – 8:18 PM
Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Steve Kerr has tested positive for Covid and will not coach tonight, Warriors just announced. Mike Brown will coach tonight’s game. – 8:18 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors said that Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t coach Game 4 today. Mike Brown will step in as the interim coach – 8:18 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr has tested positive for Covid-19, per Warriors. He just found out. Mike Brown will step in as the coach tonight. – 8:18 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID. Mike Brown will coach for Warriors tonight. – 8:18 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Steve Kerr has tested positive for COVID and will not coach tonight, the Warriors say. – 8:18 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr has entered health and safety protocols. Mike Brown will coach the Warriors tonight. – 8:18 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
New Game Theory Podcast LIVE forthcoming.
@James Edwards III is in the house! Starting at 8:15 PM ET. Here’s the link. We chat Jokic winning MVP, 76ers-Heat, DAL-PHX, GSW-DAL, BOS-MIL. And some Jaden Ivey talk.
WATCH LIVE IN 10 MINS: https://t.co/o368pVucs5 pic.twitter.com/0TRnZ65d538:03 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
all black tech. keep it cozy. pic.twitter.com/3AxoPC2osB7:52 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Dillon Brooks says he ‘didn’t mean’ to injure Gary Payton II and that he didn’t understand what Steve Kerr meant by ‘broke the code’ comment espn.com/nba/story/_/id…7:39 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Ja Morant this postseason leads the Grizzlies in points, rebounds, assists, steals. I know they were terrific without him in the regular season, but that’s a lot of ground to cover if he can’t go – 7:38 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Can Taylor Jenkins and the Grizzlies be fined for handling the Ja injury in the lamest way imaginable? – 7:23 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on how Mike Brown’s time with the Warriors prepared him to rebuild the Kings: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…7:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra third in NBA voting for Coach of the Year:
1. Monty Williams, Suns.
2. Taylor Jenkins, Grizzlies.
3. Spoelstra
4. Ime Udoka, Celtics
5. J.B. Bickerstaff, Cavs
(Spoelstra one first-place vote.) – 7:13 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
It’s about that time Warriors fans. Drop your predictions for Game 4 tonight. – 6:49 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The Nets say Seth Curry had successful ankle surgery today pic.twitter.com/K4nFTBokXX6:41 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Also the hate Ja Morant gets for dancing is so weird. – 6:40 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
“I like getting booed. I like guys against me. It gets me going even more.” — Dillon Brooks dailymemphian.com/section/sports…6:37 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Obviously going to be tough for the Grizz without Ja Morant. But this is a major opportunity for some guys to continue to get playoff experience and make big plays. – 6:31 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Here’s a look at three different observations from the Warriors’ blowout win over the Grizzlies in Game 3. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/3-observ…6:00 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
By The Numbers | Warriors vs. Grizzlies | Game 4 pic.twitter.com/qZKTflL8iy5:51 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
“It’s discipline, it’s focus, it’s the full 48.”
Hear from @De’Anthony Melton ahead of Game 4. pic.twitter.com/QQrlVohycG5:50 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks expressed contrition for Gary Payton II suffered an injury off his Flagrant Foul 2. But Brooks disputed Steve Kerr’s assertion that he “broke the code.” Brooks also has to reach out to Gary Payton II directly https://t.co/Nq5KHi07Yd pic.twitter.com/d9YVfYMmkk5:32 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Last March, the Warriors faced something of an existential crisis. They were on the verge of becoming … normal.
Now, their revolutionary style, which once transformed the sport as we know it, is again ahead of the NBA curve.
The reason? Jordan Poole
fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-w…5:31 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
For every point scored this season, 100 meals are donated to families in need through our partnership with @kpthrive and @AthletesCorner_
Following Game 3, we have now donated over 1 MILLION MEALS this year!
Learn more about Swishes for Dishes » https://t.co/pG09oWyJ87 pic.twitter.com/rRhryuaCPf5:31 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Jaren Jackson Jr. on Adreian Payne: “Never want to see something like that happen. Prayers to his family. Definitely shook us all up. Super tough. I’ve already talked to a lot of alumni. Tough man. Saw Dray this morning. It’s tough on all of us… Life man, it’s precious.” – 5:13 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors remember Adreian Payne, Draymond Green’s slain college teammate and friend
https://t.co/GFBHNjoxqc pic.twitter.com/zNtMdZFIpk5:11 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
See you tonight at Fourth Bluffs.
Party starts at 8:30pm, tip at 9pm. pic.twitter.com/MtRkgdEPn35:04 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets say Seth Curry underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle and is expected to be fully recovered prior to training camp: pic.twitter.com/gxWZRFt00I4:46 PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
The Role Player Podcast with @Deshaun Thomas
#EuroLeague, Draymond Green, and more
eurohoops.net/en/euroleague/…4:44 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Nets say Seth Curry had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle earlier today. Expected to be ready for training camp. – 4:43 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Seth Curry surgery 👇🏾#Nets pic.twitter.com/8kWxE7raWg4:42 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nets guard Seth Curry had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle earlier today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Curry is expected to be fully recovered prior to the start of next season’s training camp, Nets say. – 4:42 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
An update from the Nets on Seth Curry, who had surgery on his ankle: pic.twitter.com/VMboFuOZII4:42 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets announce Seth Curry underwent ankle surgery today. Was playing through injury since coming over from Philly. pic.twitter.com/nRnz2wFSA14:42 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nets guard Seth Curry underwent surgery on his left ankle and is expected to make full recovery for training camp next season. – 4:42 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The latest update on Ja Morant, as well as everything Dillon Brooks had to say about the foul and suspension. Right here: dailymemphian.com/section/sports…4:37 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Nothing I have heard or seen today gives me any expectation that Ja Morant will play tonight – or probably again in the series. The Grizzlies probably want to leave that door open just to make the Warriors have to prepare for the possibility. But I’d guess it’s quite unlikely. – 4:37 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Otto Porter Jr. officially upgraded to available tonight for the Warriors in Game 4. Had been probable with a right hand contusion. Ja Morant remains doubtful. – 4:34 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Gold Blooded
In 2016, Evan, the founder of @Adapt, was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Six years later, the “Gold Blooded” mantra that he and Adapt created has become a rallying cry for his hometown team.
@ModeloUSA || Fighting Spirit pic.twitter.com/D7KCJaFDQQ4:30 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
James Wiseman comments on University of Memphis, injuries in his career.
He’s studied JJJ, who had the same surgery after the bubble. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…4:23 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
“He brought a real level of accountability…”
@Anthony Slater joined us to talk about Mike Brown’s new opportunity with the Kings and his impact on the Warriors:
🔊: https://t.co/PzPsAsVEEk
📺: https://t.co/6W2utCGy3F pic.twitter.com/s1hbR9XPK24:20 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
“What Mike (Brown) has done for me, for this organization in his six years here, just an incredible contribution.” pic.twitter.com/6SekbALlVZ4:02 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Dillon Brooks spoke Monday morning for the first time since being suspended for his flagrant two foul on Gary Payton II.
Says he hasn’t spoke with GPII or anyone with the Warriors. Wishes he could take the play back. And that he likes getting booed. pic.twitter.com/CLZRpvHwLE4:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors surged to a blowout win over the Grizzlies in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, NBA Twitter chimed in with different reactions. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…4:00 PM

Grizzlies vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Memphis Grizzlies (1-1) play against the Golden State Warriors (1-1) at Chase Center Game Time: 8:30 PM EDT on Saturday May 7, 2022 Memphis Grizzlies 65, Golden State Warriors 82 (Q3 07:35) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Adam Lauridsen @ …

The Memphis Grizzlies (1-1) play against the Golden State Warriors (1-1) at Chase Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EDT on Saturday May 7, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 65, Golden State Warriors 82 (Q3 07:35)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Otto Porter: +28 in 18 minutes. And likely played himself into the starting line-up. – 10:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant has been great again tonight. Score is still lopsided because they can’t get stops. – 10:08 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors are doing a much better job on Morant tonight and he’s 9/13 for 23 points. 4/6 from 3, bu those have been largely tougher looks than previously. Ja also starting to adjust to being played to go left every time here in the 2nd half. – 10:08 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Grizzlies got some friendly whistles in the first half but that out of bounds call on Tillman just now was brutal. – 10:07 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I’m not surprised Golden State is getting O boards. That can be explained by geometry — long shots, unpredictable rebounds, scrambling defensive rebounders.
I am surprised Memphis isn’t getting their usual supply. That’s the key to the series so far. Major credit to GSW’s wings – 10:07 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
“May I have this dance?” – Steph (maybe)
📺 #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/VF4A6g8ZE210:05 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That’s a ridiculous play by Wiggins to negate the ridiculous split by Ja. Stayed with it and peeled onto Tillman when his man stepped up, got the steal. – 10:04 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The Warriors are 31-of-43 shooting — 72 percent. – 10:03 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
The Warriors are shooting 72% from the field, and 67% from 3. Sorry folks, but their ain’t some great magical lineup to play haha. These jokers gotta miss some shots. – 10:03 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Grizzlies have been destroyed in the third quarters of this series. – 10:01 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has reportedly interviewed for the Los Angeles Lakers’ opening at head coach. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/06/rep…10:00 PM
Rashad Mobley @rashad20
Does Klay have a Sleepy Floyd quarter in him? – 10:00 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Klay is currently 6-8, 2-2 on a night where he’s hitting better shots – 9:59 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
That’s a quick 8-0 run out of the locker room from the Warriors. A couple Klay Thompson jumpers. Otto Porter is now +24 in 16 minutes, a +43 in 60 minutes this series. – 9:59 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Warriors open the third quarter on an 8-0 spurt to seize a 72-57 lead with 10:48 left in the third quarter. – 9:59 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Tough to beat the Warriors when they’re this… in the zone. – 9:58 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
second half
starts with a SPLASH.
📺 #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/hTOrEb9Ttr9:57 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Otto Porter starts the second half instead of Jonathan Kuminga. Given how impressive Porter was in that first half, I can’t say I’m surprised. – 9:56 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Porter Jr. starts the second half in place of Kuminga. – 9:56 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Otto Porter Jr. starting the second half in place of Jonathan Kuminga. Porter just had his best half of the playoffs. – 9:55 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
second half starts now, time to take it up a notch ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/OPlmTYm57n9:55 PM

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Jordan Poole: +24 in 15 minutes. – 9:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Wild thing about Ja having a game-high 17 at half is that he was mostly chilling. Only attempted two shots in the paint through two quarters.
Of course, too many Grizzlies were chilling defensively, and they need to get stops if they want to play a relevant fourth quarter – 9:54 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I think the Grizzlies’ strategy is to accept some layups, Steph back screens, and cuts by guys like Wiggins as a trade-off to addressing the activity at the three-point line. I’m not sure they wanted to accept THIS many. – 9:48 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
always got your back, that’s fam. pic.twitter.com/pncdm2HKq79:46 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
The Warriors are shooting 70 percent from the field, but their 14 turnovers are the reason for their 7-point halftime lead. – 9:45 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Is Otto Porter is the new Iguodala? – 9:45 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond only Warrior with 3 fouls, only one of which was legitimate – 9:45 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Ja Morant is must-see TV at this point. – 9:43 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Andrew Wiggins’ 15 points so far are the most he’s scored in a first half of a playoff game in his entire career. A good sign for the Warriors — as anyone will tell you: an assertive Wiggins is the best version of Wiggins.
Warriors up 64-57 at the half. – 9:43 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
At the half: Warriors 64, Grizzlies 57
-Crushing the glass (21-14)
-Crushing FG%: 70.3-43.5
-Crushing the paint points: 32-16
But . . . 14 turnovers, giving MEM 19 points – 9:43 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
GSW with 81% TS in the first half. Shot 74% from 2 and 6/10 from 3. But turned it over on 28% of their possessions. 7 Memphis steals, 2 Porter travels, 2 step out of bounds, 2 Draymond illegal screens. The Porter travel and Dray screens were very iffy calls. – 9:43 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Ja Morant sinks a half court 3-pointer to end the half. Warriors lead the Grizzlies 64-57. Golden State is shooting 70.3 percent from the field and playing solid defense. If it weren’t for Memphis’ hot start from deep and 14 turnovers, Dubs could be up big. – 9:43 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Rebounds:
Warriors- 21
Grizzlies- 14
Grizzlies franchise/NBA single-season offensive rebounding leader:
Steven Adams
Minutes:
Steven Adams – 0 – 9:42 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
They never call traveling on the inbounder but Bane traveled before Ja hit the halfcourt shot. – 9:42 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
One thing I wonder in the Timberwolves loss to Memphis, was if Anthony Edwards will take anything away from how effective it was for Memphis when Ja just kept attacking, almost every time down there floor. Edwards says it’s hard to keep doing that, but the results can be great. – 9:42 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Ja Morant from 48-feet to ensure Memphis trails Golden State, 64-57, after a first half in which the Warriors shot better than 70 percent from the field. Grizzlies playing an imperfect but resilient brand of basketball. – 9:42 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies led 21-8 in that first half. They were outscored 56-36 over the last 18:19 of that half.
It has been a rough go for the bench. – 9:42 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Not going to draw parallels to Curry’s 2015 heave in Memphis. Not ready to go there. – 9:42 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Warriors shot 70% (!) from the field in the first half. Good Grizzlies 3-point shooting (11-23) and Warriors turnovers (14) keeping the game close. Dubs up 64-57. – 9:41 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Ja Morant lmfao – 9:41 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
HALFTIME: Warriors up 64-57 on the Grizzlies. Golden State is shooting an absurd 70.3% from the field. Getting some great production from Wiggins (15 points) and Porter (10). – 9:41 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ja Morant lol – 9:41 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green upset with Steph Curry at the end of the half. Curry danced with the ball up top and it ends up drawing Draymond into a second illegal screen. Threw a seat cushion and went to locker room as Ja Morant hit halfcourter. Eleventh Memphis 3, but Warriors still up 7. – 9:41 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Two flops by Memphis on Draymond screens were huge plays to keep the Grizz close. – 9:41 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
JA MORANT!!!!!!!! – 9:40 PM
Tom Lorenzo @TomLorenzo
Ja Morant is incredible, man. – 9:40 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ja Morant is so tough! My goodness what a play. – 9:40 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Ja! Keeping Memphis in it. That 3 at the buzzer makes it 64-57 at the half. Both teams should feel a little sheepish the scorer is where it is – 9:40 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The offensive foul on Green was the Warriors’ 14th turnover of the half. That and the Grizzlies’ 11 threes are why Memphis is still in the game – 9:40 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Wow. Ja Morant from 50 feet for a buzzer beater.
Halftime:
Warriors 64 Grizzlies 57
Memphis started off shooting lights out, but the offense hasn’t been good in the halfcourt, and the defense hasn’t been good at all without Dillon Brooks. Warriors shooting 70.3 (!!) percent. – 9:40 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant is a walking highlight. – 9:40 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Andrew Wiggins with Brandon Clarke in the paint this series pic.twitter.com/6DG7aJK3hF9:39 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors are shooting 70.3 percent – 9:38 PM
Rashad Mobley @rashad20
That was awfully LeBron-ish of Wiggins – 9:38 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Wiggins likes dunking on Clarke – 9:38 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
What the hell has gotten into Andrew Wiggins lately? That was nasty. – 9:38 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
ANDREW WIGGINS 💪 – 9:38 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Video replay showed that Jaren Jackson Jr. flopped – 9:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
*HOF acrobat badge activated* pic.twitter.com/QHdqcLOAJO9:37 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I could be wrong, but it seems like the Warriors are using the zone whenever Bane is out of the game. – 9:35 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Let’s see. Grizzlies struggling on defense and in half-court offense. Think Dillon might help? – 9:35 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Dillon Brooks is probably yelling very loudly into the TV watching the Grizzlies play defense right now. They clearly miss him. – 9:35 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Beautiful Gortat screen from Draymond to free Steph to the rim. – 9:35 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Grizzlies are now 10 of 19 from 3. They made 30 in the first two games. Their hot shooting continues in San Francisco – 9:34 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Stephen Curry is hobbling. – 9:34 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Ja Morant has mostly been an outside shooter and passer so far. But on his lastest basket, he took it right to the whole past Draymond – 9:34 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
No way anyone will convince me the new ball hasn’t affected Curry’s shooting. He has smaller hands, relative to NBA players, and the smaller the hands the more dependent you are on the grip and feel of the ball. There is no other explanation for how far some of his misses are off – 9:34 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors are shooting over 70 percent from the field. – 9:33 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Ja Morant went right at Draymond Green and finished at the rim. – 9:33 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Rough back-to-back sequence for Ziaire Williams… airmails a catch-shoot 3 then fouls Curry on a 3 attempt – 9:33 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Hot take: Damion Lee is a solid player and somebody should pay him tax-MLE type money this summer – 9:33 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Otto Porter Jr. has been arguably the best player on the floor tonight. Feels like a good to re-plug my feature on him from Thursday: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…9:33 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Otto Porter +24
Jordan Poole +21 – 9:32 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Stephen Curry drains 3 FTs. Warriors up 54-42. Their biggest lead in the series – 9:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Grizzlies fall in love with the 3 too much to have a chance in this series imo – 9:31 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors got lucky, were supposed to be in the zone and not everyone was, but Ziaire airballed the 3. – 9:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Ziaire caught the lob and ion wanna hear it 🗣️
* @BigThirty375 voice* pic.twitter.com/L5scl7IOjD9:29 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
18 minutes in, still no Steven Adams for the Grizzlies – 9:28 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
GP2 is at the game, currently riding the tunnel bike, large brace on his left arm. – 9:27 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Porter and Poole were +18 in 10 minutes. – 9:27 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Ziaire Williams has 2 alley oop dunks and the GSW scorer still hasn’t credited the Grizz with a shot at the rim yet. I know I complain about this every game but it’s truly absurd. – 9:27 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The Grizzlies are essentially playing Steph from behind. Melton kinda let him go by that last play and chased him down to prevent the shot. New-age strategy, that’s for sure. – 9:26 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Xavier Tillman ain’t the one for the Warriors to attack. – 9:25 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Ziaire Williams is going to be a great player in this league. – 9:25 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
If Otto Porter plays the way he did early in the season, the Warriors are going to be very hard to beat. – 9:23 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Otto Porter Jr drains his first 3 in 7 years. Top of the circle. All net.
Look out – 9:23 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Otto Porter Jr. has been that dude tonight. 3-3 from the field and he’s been everywhere defensively. – 9:22 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Whatever this trash is Klay keeps trying to throw up off the dribble needs to go – 9:22 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Damion Lee getting some extended run in the second quarter. – 9:22 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jordan Poole is going at Ja Morant right now. That’s back-to-back buckets in isolation. – 9:21 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole is heating up. – 9:21 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Xavier Tillman Sr. is back in, so Steven Adams is definitely not in the rotation. – 9:20 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
I know this sounds crazy, but the Warriors have to challenge JJJ. He’ll block some shots, but he’ll also pick up some fouls. They’re driving and kicking without even challenging him. – 9:19 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors open Q2 with 10-2 blast, take 36-30 lead, and Grizzlies call timeout with/9:10 left.
If not for the cascade of turnovers (10 according to stat screen) Warriors are up 15. Shooting 70pct – 9:19 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The Warriors have 10 turnovers in 15 minutes and Curry only has three points. Yet, they’re up six. That bodes well. – 9:19 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
If Golden State shoots 69.3 percent from the field and Memphis shoots 37.5 percent from the field — which is the case right now — I like the Warriors’ chances in this one. – 9:18 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Otto Porter is a +16 already tonight. He was a +17 in Game 2. He’s 2 of 15 from 3 in the playoffs, but remains a steady part of the rotation for several reasons. Rebounding loudest among them. He has 20 rebounds the first 10 quarters of this series. – 9:18 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies are playing the Warriors too close to even on the offensive/defensive glass like the first two games. This time, Steven Adams is on the bench in a t-shirt. – 9:17 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Porter Jr. and Wiggins have been absolute hell on the offensive glass since the GPII injury. – 9:17 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Otto Porter Jr. is such an essential glue guy. Does all the little things to keep the Warriors humming. Has the best plus-minus on the team this postseason behind Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. – 9:17 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
the whole squad on fire is now the Warriors. sheesh. – 9:17 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Otto Porter has been great all postseason even without hitting open looks. If he can get that part of his game back on track, it’d be invaluable. – 9:17 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies are getting decent looks. Can’t make anything. Gotta weather this storm and start getting some shots to fall. – 9:16 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Otto Porter really is a Wilt Chamberlain descendant lol – 9:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Poole pulled a Steph – 9:16 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies playing a 10-man rotation without two regular starters and the bench is 2-11 from the floor. – 9:15 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies offense is struggling. Ja Morant is returning in the second quarter a little earlier than normal. – 9:15 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Everything begins against the Grizzlies with getting in the paint – 9:15 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
3p play by Klay gives Warriors their first lead, 31-30, 10:40 Q2. Poole 3 makes it 34-30 – 9:15 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
And just like that, Warriors lead 34-30. – 9:15 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay has made his first four shots, all within the paint. The latest came on a drive where he fell and drew a foul before converting on the layup – 9:14 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Klay Thompson entered today shooting 29 percent and 22 from 3 in this series.
4-4 today – 9:14 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Wow, Klay not only actually worked into deep post position, but then went left shoulder for once. Totally faked out Bane for the and one. – 9:13 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
If the Warriors win the title, everyone is taking the Finals MVP from Steph again: Poole, Wiggins, chin balancing guy. – 9:13 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
If Golden State can quell the turnovers just a bit, this game will turn into a blowout if it continues in this fashion. Grizz are not getting good enough shots. – 9:12 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Damion Lee time. – 9:12 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Dubs gotta feel okay about their chance. The Grizzlies started out super hot from 3, Golden State had a bunch of dumb turnovers they can clean up and Chin Balancer is in the arena. – 9:11 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors commit 8 turnovers and allow Grizzlies to shoot 6/11 from 3 and trail by only 2, 28-26, after the first quarter.
-66.7 pct FG
-Wiggins 7 pts, solid D on Ja
-Klay 2/2 FG, Curry 1/3
-Rebounds: 9-8 MEM – 9:11 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Wild stat relative to how the Grizzlies played all season: Warriors have more turnovers (8) than the Grizzlies have points in the paint (6). – 9:11 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors 11/13 in the paint, Grizz 3/10. 70% from 2 for GSW, 30% for MEM. – 9:10 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
First quarter: Seven Warriors turnovers. Scattered and sloppy offensively. High risk passing from Draymond/Steph/Kuminga. But only down two because of a focused defensive effort. Memphis has rained some difficult 3s, but GSW making everything tough. – 9:10 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors are 12-for-18 from the field, 2-for-5 from 3. If not for the eight turnovers … – 9:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a quarter of runs.
good guys lead 28-26 after the first 12.
6-11 rom deep in the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/3W3EQ3tsIt9:10 PM

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
7 Warriors turnovers, Memphis 6/11 from three, down 2? I will take it. – 9:09 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
After the 1st qtr, Grizzlies up 28-26.
Grizzlies were able to knock down 6 threes and the Warriors did most of their damage from inside the paint (20pts) – 9:09 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry drills a 3-pointer from the right wing to beat the first-quarter buzzer, his first bucket of the night. Grizzlies lead the Warriors 28-26 heading into the next frame. Not the best start for Golden State defensively, but they’re shooting 63.2 percent from the field. – 9:09 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
END OF Q1: Warriors trail the Grizzlies, 28-26. After falling behind by 13, Golden State clawed back within 2. The Warriors already have seven turnovers. – 9:09 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Golden State grinds themselves to within two after the first. Shooting 63 percent after a choppy turnover-filled start – 9:09 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Grizzlies were 1 for their last 9 from the field after that initial avalanche. Half court offense didn’t look good the final 6 mins or so. Golden State getting better looks on its end. – 9:09 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors trim the Grizzlies first-quarter lead to 28-26. Warriors making an effort to own the paint points (20-6), while Memphis has shot well from deep (6-of-11). – 9:09 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
After several bad calls against them, all those turnovers, and the flurry of Grizzlies threes early, being down two after 1 is a win for GSW. – 9:08 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies built 13-point lead early on hot 3-point shooting. Warriors weathered the storm and have worked back to within 2. Grizzlies only 3-10 inside the arc. – 9:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Good news: Grizzlies lead after 1.
Bad news: Grizz offense really his a slide there in the 1st. Only field goal after that Ziaire Williams dunk was an awkward Kyle Anderson floater from the free-throw line. – 9:07 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
I guess JJJ doesn’t know how to fall. – 9:06 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
At 19 years, 213 days old, JK is the youngest player to start a playoff game since at least 1970-71. pic.twitter.com/PIq3f9juQf9:05 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Don’t think we’re going to see Steven Adams. – 9:05 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors have tightened things up defensively as the first quarter comes to a close. 4 point game. – 9:04 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
That’s 7 first-quarter turnovers for the Warriors – 9:04 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
With both Sacramento head coaching finalists inside Chase Center for this Warriors & Grizzlies Game 3, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is seated courtside. – 9:04 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
ESPN & ABC Analyst, Jeff Van Gundy, tells Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson what Memphis needs to do to have a chance in this series.
Hear Game 3 between Memphis and Golden State right NOW on NBA Radio https://t.co/AYipQpeyBw pic.twitter.com/IZM236IAP29:02 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Grizz shooting has been ridiculous so far, but Warriors defense much better in Game 2. That starts with Ja, they are not letting him get left and actually providing some pressure to direct the ball. – 9:01 PM
Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Hold on, the Lil Baby verse with Ja Morant x NBA commercial is 🔥 🔥 – 9:01 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Dillon Brooks shot selection can sometimes drive you nuts but Grizzlies are missing him here at end of the first quarter. He’s usually out there with Morant and the reserves as a secondary shot creator. Could use more of that with Golden State’s defense amped up another level. – 8:59 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I continue to believe Kerr is overthinking it with not starting Jordan Poole – 8:58 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Slo-Mo minutes have been rough for the Grizzlies offense in this series. – 8:58 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
First time at Chase, first time at a Warriors game since the 2019 Finals. Gotta say… a silent-ish crowd – 8:57 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole with the finesse layup to cut Memphis’ lead to 6 with 3:42 left in the first quarter. Chase Center is starting to wake up a bit. – 8:57 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies hit the offensive skid after starting 6-for-8 from 3 to start. Five straight possessions with a turnover or miss. – 8:57 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
We are all used to it at this point but man Draymond. Passing up an easier look to get your teammate a more difficult one 🤯 – 8:56 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Even when Brooks is back, Grizzlies got to find time for this young kid Williams. Athletic. Shoots threes. Long. Gonna be a problem one day. – 8:55 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Kuminga’s 7 minutes: two buckets – and three glaring mistakes, 2 of which resulted in turnovers – 8:55 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Jordan Poole and Otto Porter Jr. are the first players off the bench for the Warriors. They’re out there with Curry, Wiggins and Green. – 8:55 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Good and bad from Jonathan Kuminga in that first stint. Held up well against Ja Morant a couple times on defense, but was in too big of a rush a few times on offense. Two scattered turnovers and a missed corner 3. – 8:55 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Kuminga just gotta go for the dunk. If he gets a charge, he gets a charge – 8:54 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
I’ve said it many times, but no exaggeration at all … Ziaire Williams is one the best forwards in the NBA at running the wing in the transition. All those alley-oops don’t happen on accident. That’s a skill. – 8:54 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors finally made their first 3 at the 6:11 mark off of Klay’s drive-and-kick to Wiggins. We’ll see if the Warriors’ offense starts revving up soon. – 8:53 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Grizzlies can’t seem to miss. – 8:53 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Klay really having trouble getting by anyone on the dribble and creating space off the ball. – 8:52 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
While Steve Kerr talked to the starters during timeout, Andre Iguodala demonstrated some defensive stance moves to some of the reserves on the bench. – 8:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Grizzlies have already made five 3s from 25 feet or longer five minutes into the game. You just tip your cap and move on, there’s no defending that. – 8:50 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
What an absurd shooting display by the Grizzlies. Meanwhile, absolutely disgusting, sloppy Warriors offense to start another game. Happens too often for Golden State – 8:49 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
trip let it ride from beale street 〽️ pic.twitter.com/iTXiNMJSoU8:49 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Grizzlies jacking up 3s – and making them: 6/8 in 5 minutes, accounting for every point in 18-8 lead over Warriors. 6:40 – 8:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Ja Morant is now up to 11-of-25 (44%) from 3 in this series against the Warriors. – 8:49 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Grizzlies broke the code. The area code. – 8:49 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
Jaren Jackson Jr. is exactly who I thought Myles Turner was going to become after his rookie year – 8:49 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors with four turnovers and two tough threes in the first 5:20 – 8:49 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Warriors defense encouraging an ostensibly bad 3-point shooting team to take them, and again they’re making. – 8:49 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
All 18 of the Grizzlies points at the first time out have come on threes. They’re 6-8. – 8:49 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Everyone in this building, including me, thought Golden State would come out with a barrage. Instead, it’s Memphis dropping 3-pointers from all over the court. Amazing start on the road for the Grizzlies. – 8:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Four Warriors turnovers and 6-fo-8 shooting from deep has Memphis out to a 10-point lead early in Game 3. – 8:48 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
6 of 8 from deep to start the party 🔥 🔥 – 8:48 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies have 18 points without a made two-pointer. Incredible start for Memphis. – 8:48 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Ok so the Grizzlies are 6-8 from 3-point range in just five minutes. Memphis up 18-8. Morant is 2-2 from deep. – 8:48 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
These Memphis threes look like when a college guy shoots from the NBA line. Deeeeeeep. – 8:48 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Made 3s so far this series
Ja Morant 11
Jaren Jackson Jr. 10
Steph Curry 8
Jordan Poole 6
Klay Thompson 5 – 8:48 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies up 18-8, every point from the 3-point line. – 8:47 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
You gotta figure (and hope) at some point they will come back to the mean but credit to Memphis, they’ve been shooting the hell out the ball all series. – 8:47 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
GSW doing a better job taking away Ja’s left. – 8:47 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies getting what they want from deep (5-of-7). The Warriors aren’t (0-of-2). – 8:47 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jenkins looks unhappy that the Grizzlies D fell asleep at the wheel two straight possessions. Beat on cuts. Finishing possessions will be big. – 8:47 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Grizz making nothing but threes, Warriors making nothing but 2’s. No sign of John Travolta or Nic Cage in the building, though – 8:47 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
4 minutes in and four Grizzlies starters have made 3-pointers. Golden State wants Memphis to shoot 3-pointers. Grizzlies making them think about that gameplan. – 8:47 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. from Oakland! – 8:46 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Grizzlies 4-for-6 from 3 already – 8:46 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Kuminga 2-2 from the field through three minutes. Opened the scoring for the Warriors with a tip-in and just threw down a dunk. Impressive start by the rookie. – 8:46 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Klay visibly irked by that Kuminga shot a few possessions ago. Made a “pass that” motion to them during the dead ball right after. – 8:45 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Bane quick catch-and-shoot from the corner, against tight defense. Huge sign for the Grizzlies. He couldn’t get that kind of shot off in Game 2. – 8:45 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Warriors on pace for 48 turnovers. – 8:45 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry and Desmond Bane airballing in the same game? What’s happening? – 8:44 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Crashing the glass 💪
📺 #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/IOeNPrwREd8:44 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Warriors want to make Ja Morant shoot. And he’s been obliging the first couple games. 23 3pt attempts in 2 games – 8:44 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Another game where the @Memphis Grizzlies start with a three-pointer and this time it’s Ziaire Williams. – 8:42 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
First Warriors possession: Turnover – 8:42 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Might be more scoring in this Rangers-penguins game than the Warriors-Grizz game – 8:42 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors fans with better boos once the game started – 8:42 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Andrew Wiggins on Ja Morant to start. – 8:42 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Kuminga just jumped center. Warriors not holding back with the young fella. – 8:41 PM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Big stage for Kuminga. This will be fun. – 8:41 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Grizzlies win the tip. Game 3 is underway. – 8:41 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Jonathan Kuminga – 19 years, 213 days old – is the youngest player in NBA history to start a playoff game. – 8:40 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Great scene at Chase Center for Grizzlies-Warriors Game 3 pic.twitter.com/vBxAhIbsxM8:39 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Chase center with some mail-it-in boos for the Grizzlies during lineup intros pic.twitter.com/yNBdoQQXK08:37 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Ja Morant got some healthy boos when his name was announced in the starting lineup here at Chase Center. – 8:36 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Over the first two games, Jonathan Kuminga spent a grand total of 1:55 matched up defensively against Ja Morant.
The 19-year-old gets the start in part to help defend Morant.
Hell of a spot for the rookie. – 8:36 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Wilbon, Rose and Stephen A all pick the Warriors. Stephen A says, “going away.” – 8:31 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Worn by Warriors game staff tonight. (Payton, like Jaren Jackson Jr., is a finalist for the NBA’s “Community Cares” award.) pic.twitter.com/v3QDt6vEAI8:29 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
almost dat time. – 8:28 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
25+ ppg & 10+ apg through first 8 games in postseason history:
2022 Ja Morant
2017 John Wall
2016 Russell Westbrook
2008 Chris Paul
1991 Tim Hardaway pic.twitter.com/igE6bq4MOm8:27 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Your quick newser on the Warriors starting Jonathan Kuminga in Game 3 against the Grizzlies: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…8:26 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wiggins and Kuminga both starting in a conference semifinals game they’re heavily-favored in is wild, considering they were acquired together in the DLo deal. – 8:21 PM
Sean Kelley @SeanKelleyLive
Oh Mama! This is going to be spicy. Game 3 @Memphis Grizzlies @Golden State Warriors coming your way on @ESPNRadio. @CoryAlexanderVA and I have the call. @KevinPWinter in studio. See you on the radio. pic.twitter.com/Uf4aFBU56f8:21 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Game 3 Grizzlies-Warriors aka Gary Payton II, in memoriam pic.twitter.com/CtISy8BusC8:19 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Starting Jonathan Kuminga frees Andrew Wiggins from some paint (rebounding) duties to better deal with Ja Morant. This can work in Warriors’ favor if JK pounds the glass. – 8:19 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Tillman remains in starting lineup for Grizzlies. Warriors going more athletic with Jonathan Kuminga. Bringing Jordan Poole off the bench. – 8:14 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga will get his first postseason start alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Draymond Green. – 8:13 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
#DubNation ROLL CALL
Where in the world are we watching from tonight? – 8:12 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Very interesting move by the Warriors. Rookie Jonathan Kuminga has moved into the starting lineup for Game 3, alongside Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. – 8:12 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Rookie forward Jonathan Kuminga will start tonight for the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/ySKuCj2uB88:10 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Jonathan Kuminga will start tonight.
He joins Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green. – 8:08 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Stephen Curry debuts a new Curry 4 Flowtro colorway for Game 3 pic.twitter.com/RqQGRFZvdo8:08 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Starting lineups for Warriors-Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/RDO2WgFAUs8:08 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Ja Morant breaks out the “Mambacita” Kobe 6s for Game 3 pic.twitter.com/w9ygO7XMkw8:07 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Kuminga starting tonight. Very interesting. Joins Curry, Thompson, Wiggins and Green. – 8:07 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Big surprise from the Warriors tonight. They are starting rookie Jonathan Kuminga in Game 3 vs Memphis.
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Jonathan Kuminga
Draymond Green – 8:03 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant is wearing the brand new Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita Sweet Sixteen’ sneakers 🔥🔥🙏🏽. Came out a week ago. pic.twitter.com/sgDtB8e1nZ7:58 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
allllll water
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/Vp9XW5za0q7:50 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson, who has shot 11 of 38 and 5 of 22 from 3 so far vs Memphis: “Klay has been in a little bit of a rush. I think he’s trying too hard to get himself going and he just needs to be a little more patient.” – 7:45 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Luke Walton on site here for Game 3 of Warriors-Grizzlies. Crazy how it’s been six years since he was here on Steve Kerr’s staff – 7:38 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said that Desmond Bane is “progressing” and “significantly improved” with his back soreness since Game 2. Jenkins: “I don’t think he’s at full strength like he was in the regular season, but he’s the ultimate competitor.” – 7:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
we’ll let you caption this 🥝 pic.twitter.com/a8A0461jB27:30 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Now demanding a “Memphis Chowder” stand at FedExForum. pic.twitter.com/DEmjnuraM07:30 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
corner triples on repeat
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/PT9EDIBWXt7:27 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Already in the building for Game 3 of Warriors-Grizzlies: Luke Walton, Bill Walton, John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan. – 7:23 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Luke Walton on site here for Game 3 of Warriors-Grizzlies. Crazy how it’s been seven years since he was here on Steve Kerr’s staff – 7:19 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
see you at the watch party.
7pm start, 7:30pm tip at Fourth Bluff Park. pic.twitter.com/QeOjmvqJpd7:13 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins, asked if Steven Adams will play in Game 3 tonight vs. Warriors: ‘He’ll be available. Potentially, yes.’
Coy.
Tough matchups led to Adams playing sparingly in the first round vs MIN and he was in health/safety protocols for Games 1 and 2 vs GSW – 7:09 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Taylor Jenkins says Desmond Bane is “significantly improved” from Game 2. And that Steven Adams is “potentially available.” – 7:07 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Taylor Jenkins said Desmond Bane has “significantly improved” since Game 2, but he’s not 100% – 7:04 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Taylor Jenkins says Steven Adams is available to play but he won’t talk about Adams’ role tonight. – 7:04 PM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
Looking at the Expected vs. Actual 3pt Shot Making in the Golden State vs. Memphis series. GS has severely under-performed their shot making ability in this series. pic.twitter.com/jKiwt2NVT47:03 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Taylor Jenkins says Desmond Bane isn’t 100% with his back issue but that he has “significantly improved” since Game 2. – 7:03 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins on Steven Adams: “He’ll be available potentially, yes.” – 7:03 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
1️⃣2️⃣ x 2️⃣1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/oaPIP4StXQ6:59 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Bill Walton is in Steve Kerr’s pregame presser and just asked “How can you get Steph Curry more halfcourt shots?” – 6:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Bill Walton’s question to Steve Kerr in the pregame availability:
“How can you get Steph Curry more half-court shots?” – 6:51 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Bill Walton here for Steve Kerr’s pre-game presser and asked what it will take for Steph Curry to get more half-court shots. – 6:51 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Grizzlies center Steven Adams will be back in the lineup tonight. Here’s Steve Kerr on how the Warriors plan to adjust: pic.twitter.com/dZUEnysamy6:51 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
black and red like I’m thriller ⚫️🔴 pic.twitter.com/NP61Oipcg06:50 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Steve Kerr on Steven Adams being back and preparing for him:
“It’s been a topic of discussion in our coaches meetings. If they start him, we’ve planned for that.”
He said it doesn’t change their starting lineup. Just changes who matches up against who. – 6:50 PM
Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
By The Numbers | Warriors vs. Grizzlies | Game #3 pic.twitter.com/z4kyiY8hXi6:40 PM

Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Payton Willis, the Big Ten’s most efficient 3-point shooter last year, has draft workouts coming up with the #Warriors and #Hawks. He has Golden State Tuesday, Atlanta Thursday. #Gophers pic.twitter.com/RZ4uxdjbCN6:36 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks has been suspended for Game 3 against the Warriors for his flagrant foul two that injured Gary Payton II. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/05/05/gri…6:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
saturday beale street blues 〽️ pic.twitter.com/KbmEaxFvqX5:57 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Tyus Jones of Memphis has led NBA four straight seasons in assists-to-turnover ratio. A former Thibodeau soldier, Jones could be solid consolation point-guard prize to Jalen Brunson #Grizzlies #Mavericks #Knicks #NBA @grindcitymedia nypost.com/2022/05/07/tyu…5:49 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Pat Connaughton has gotten very accurate at catch and shoot 3’s without ever dipping the 🏀
Only Klay Thompson, Devin Booker and a few other elite shooters can consistently make those shots
It’s more of a quick push 3 than a traditional jump shot so it requires tremendous touch – 5:48 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
A little more than 3 hours until Game 3.
Grizzlies will have to …
1. Fight out that inevitable first W’s avalanche
2. Get aggressive, attacking Ja Morant
3. Win the rebounding battle
4. Avoid long stretches of poor shot making
5. Get a big performance from someone else but Ja – 5:25 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Gotta rep for the hometown fam.
Jordan Poole 🤝 @Arike_O pic.twitter.com/BO5R4BxRZO5:23 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Back home, feelin’ #GoldBlooded
Let’s get it. pic.twitter.com/f4hcyfSiz94:45 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Despite drumbeat for Brunson, Tyus Jones’ career year could make him PG consolation prize #NBA #Knicks #Grizzlies nypost.com/2022/05/07/tyu…3:55 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Draymond Green on sacrificing for career: ‘I don’t believe everyone wants to win’ sports.yahoo.com/draymond-green… via @Yahoo
@Draymond Green is 1000% right..some guys just play because they’re good enough to b in the nba. Not all want to win and do what it takes to win – 3:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry gave love to Danny Green on his Instagram story #Sixers pic.twitter.com/t5u69DDW0V3:23 PM

Andre Iguodala @andre
Feelin’ like Franklin… – 3:16 PM

Suns vs. Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Phoenix Suns (2-0) play against the Dallas Mavericks (2-2) at American Airlines Center Game Time: 9:30 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022 Phoenix Suns 16, Dallas Mavericks 24 (Q1 02:22) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Tom Haberstroh @ tomhaberstroh Chris …

The Phoenix Suns (2-0) play against the Dallas Mavericks (2-2) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022

Phoenix Suns 16, Dallas Mavericks 24 (Q1 02:22)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Chris Paul vs Luka Doncic is a 48 minute anything you can do I can do better game – 10:08 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Crazy that was Devin Booker’s first FT miss this series. – 10:08 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns 1-6 on 2s away from the rim. Have been hitting those at like 60% in the playoffs. – 10:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kleber turned an off pass from Dinwiddie into a drive and finish to beat shot clock.
#Mavs shooting 9-of-22, but have taken 10 more shots than #Suns.
Up 22-15. – 10:07 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jalen Brunson just needs a little help. – 10:05 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Theo Pinson gonna stay in the league 10 years being ML Carr and I love it – 10:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Doncic with up and under move on Ayton. #Mavs up seven. #Suns10:05 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Damn, Luka hit ’em w/it. – 10:05 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Couple mental lapses by the Suns and the Mavs have jumped all over it. The best they’ve looked all series. – 10:05 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
there’s nothing more quintessentially luka doncic than a ball falling right into his hands when he’s on the floor upset about a foul and him throwing a perfect dime with it – 10:04 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
11-0 Mavs run over the last 1:04, including 8 points from Jalen Brunson. – 10:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson 3. #Mavs up five.
This morning, Jason Kidd said #Mavs had to get in their offense faster. They’re doing that here early. #Suns10:04 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Double up on the Book threes to start. 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/1oSOCHE6LG10:03 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Devon Booker gets DFS on the Devin Booker cut, but called for a travel in the lane – 10:03 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
DO YOUR THING, JB 😎 – 10:03 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
First Dallas lead. – 10:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
One of the little things I talked about with @Danny Leroux for Dallas was pressuring up more full court so PHX would have less time to mismatch hunt. Everyone on Dallas doing it early, even Luka who picked up a foul and had Crowder blow by him. – 10:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is 0-for-4, but has 5 rebounds and 2 assists and 1 steal. – 10:00 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That’s the Jalen Brunson I know – 9:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson end to end bucket, fouled by Paul. Timeout #Mavs.
#Suns up 13-11. 6 minutes left in 1st quarter. #NBAPlayoffs20229:59 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
🗣️ Count that 🗣️ – 9:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton gets position on Luka, bucket. #Suns up 13-7. – 9:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jae Crowder 5 points. #Suns up 11-5. – 9:57 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka assist to Finney-Smith sitting on his butt. #Suns up 9-5 – 9:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns right before Game 3 tip. #Mavs #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/jeuMD1yQ6o9:56 PM

Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
When CP3 gets LD in a cross match I’d bet they just clear out and let him ISO down the stretch. – 9:55 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Brunson misses his first 3 shots. Mavs still trying to get him going. A trio of 3s for the Suns. – 9:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 3. #Suns up 9-3. – 9:54 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Little full court denial on CP3 by Bullock seems like ADJ #1 – 9:53 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
For the first time this series, the Suns will not start with nine unanswered points.
Progress. – 9:52 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Magic head coach Jamaal Mosley, a former Mavericks assistant, is at the AAC for Game 3. He brought Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. with him. – 9:47 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With the Sixers’ win in Miami tonight, Mavs-Suns Game 5 will tip off next Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT … if and when they get that far. – 9:46 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Maxi Kleber just threw a terrible lob pass to Jalen Brunson in the layup line. To make up for it, Kleber lifted Brunson up by the hips and the 6-1 guard dunked. It’s a different kind of assist. – 9:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
JaVale McGee comes out on the court with a big smile on his face as Dallas fans boo the Suns – 9:29 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Due to the length of the Philadelphia vs Miami game, tipoff for Mavs vs Suns Game 3 won’t be until 8:50 CDT. – 9:28 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Mini-Widdie is locked in 🔒
@Spencer Dinwiddie | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/Xmy8yCdgrv9:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“The enthusiasm of the game, for a teammate to cheer on another teammate is special and I think sometimes we’re focused on the wrong thing.” Jason Kidd.
#Mavs fined $25K for bench being ‘on or encroaching upon’ court in Game 2 loss to Suns azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral9:06 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
Suns starters: Bridges, Crowder, Ayton, Booker, Paul
8:40 tip @theeagledallas9:05 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/7UIF9S33mT9:04 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Friday night drip drop 💧
@TISSOT | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/nSqY9CK2Br9:00 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
J-Kidd on who he’ll run at CP3 tonight: “The whole team? The bigs are going to have a chance, the smalls have a chance. The mediums have a chance. Everybody has a chance . . . He understands when it’s winning time and he’s delivered. Hopefully tonight we can try to change that.” – 9:00 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The five to begin our night. pic.twitter.com/RK5rEsEmmr9:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Coach Armstrong with the @TISSOT hardware ⌚️🔥 pic.twitter.com/dMOtkquPiG8:52 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Take 3 on trying to get this stupid tweet right 🙄…
Luka Doncic is warming up for just his second home game this postseason.
Has some black K-tape down his right arm that I don’t remember seeing at any point this season. pic.twitter.com/XPtCiTpE9j8:48 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Mavericks fined over bench decorum nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/mav…8:48 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Live on IG for Ayton/Booker/Crowder pregame work – instagram.com/kellanolson8:27 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Almost that time.
#RallyTheValley pic.twitter.com/SOXgguo0NW8:15 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
JB rockin’ the Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita Sweet Sixteen’.
The @WNBA is back. pic.twitter.com/nJXbC3WPUa8:07 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
On the Dario Saric news, Monty Williams said Saric was ramping up from his ACL recovery. Wasn’t able to provide a specific timeline on the injury because meniscus injuries can sometimes be there without someone even knowing. – 8:06 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams confirmed Torrey Craig is out. – 8:05 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Williams says Torrey Craig (elbow) is out. Had played 3 minutes each in the first 2 games. – 8:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Torrey Craig (elbow) OUT Game 3. #Suns8:04 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The journey begins tonight.
Good luck on your season fam, @PhoenixMercury. #4TheValley pic.twitter.com/uUPAMsGA6z8:02 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…7:33 PM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Suns-Mavs pregame reading, at @TheAthletic
@John Hollinger on CP3’s (old man) brilliance theathletic.com/3295332/2022/0…
@Tim Cato on Luka the Hunted theathletic.com/3295593/2022/0…6:48 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
This supply chain stuff has even hit the barbers apparently. For 1st time in my life, I spent $50 for a haircut. Barber did his thing, but DAMN Dallas. As a native Texan, I’m appalled. – 5:54 PM
Tim Hardaway Jr @T_HardJR
Still going to be rocking #mffl5:51 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…5:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#NBA fines Dallas #Mavericks $25K for bench being ‘on or encroaching upon’ the court in Game 2 loss to #Suns in Phoenix #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral5:21 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks need to pay heed to the shot clock, plus more thoughts on how to deal with Chris Paul, in our midday chalk talk.
mavs.com/midday-chalk-s…5:04 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/kid…5:00 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Looking closely at James Harden’s situation, feels like a Chris Paul/Phoenix-like compromise may be appropriate: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…4:58 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
We’ll see tonight, but so far, Phoenix is using the Contra extra-man code ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A on these Mavs. – 4:51 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dallas #Mavericks vs. Phoenix #Suns: Monty Williams working 1-on-1 with Cam Johnson on post play (w/video of Johnson and Williams 1-on-1) #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 https://t.co/BZ2xdTeb3I via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/Hug8m5F7li4:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dallas #Mavericks vs. #Phoenix Suns: Monty Williams working 1-on-1 with Cam Johnson on post play https://t.co/BZ2xdTeb3I via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/XEaNDCklcP4:36 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s definitely something I’m working to add to my game and to expand upon as time goes on.”
Cam Johnson was working with #Suns coach Monty Williams on post play Thursday.
So you know what’s next?
Story incoming. #NBAPlayoffs2022 #NBAPlayoffs #Mavs pic.twitter.com/9HVYRNCASQ4:31 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Hollinger & Duncan: Suns Scorch Luka: Playoffs Week 3 w/ @John Hollinger
Subscribe: https://t.co/T1AUApVtfy pic.twitter.com/YiR0gfA8LA4:30 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Yo, #NBA 👀👀👀 everything.
#Mavs fined $25K for being too close to court during Game 2 of Western Conference semifinals series in Phoenix. #Suns #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/hxEL81K4Iq4:25 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
NBA fines Mavericks $25,000 for violating team bench decorum rules, per league.
“On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas’ team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court during game action.” pic.twitter.com/pdl7eKtxlz4:10 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
After an impressive performance vs. Utah in the first round, here are Jalen Brunson’s per-game averages in Round 2:
11.0 points,
2.5 assists (vs. 2.0 turnovers)
0.5 made three-pointers,
while shooting 32.1% from the floor and 25% from downtown – 4:07 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Dallas Mavericks have been fined $25,000 for violating league rules related to bench decorum.
“On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas’ team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court” in Game 2, NBA said. – 4:06 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Dallas Mavericks fined $25,000 for bad bench decorum. pic.twitter.com/BzPWNxvdmS4:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bols predictions from @Zach Lowe and @Matt Barnes on #ESPN.
Lowe: #Suns sweep #Mavs.
Barnes: Luka Doncic goes for 50 in a close #Mavs win, but Suns take series in five in Phoenix.
#NBAPlayoffs2022 #NBAPlayoffs – 4:03 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Fadeaway, I lift that Luka knee up, BUCKET.
@jackharlow | #ComeHomeTheKidsMissYou pic.twitter.com/EkRGtuKFCR3:43 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns add Torrey Craig (right elbow contusion) to the injury report for Game 3 tonight, he’s doubtful. Took a hard fall at the end of Game 2 and appeared shaken up – 3:40 PM

Heat vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Miami Heat (2-0) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022 Miami Heat 6, Philadelphia 76ers 7 (Q1 08:04) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Miami Heat @ MiamiHEAT Let’s do this, …

The Miami Heat (2-0) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022

Miami Heat 6, Philadelphia 76ers 7 (Q1 08:04)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s do this, #HEATNation 🔥 pic.twitter.com/aiU1xKXkSW7:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 @Haason7Reddick
🔔 @NakobeDean
🔔 @JordanxDavis99
#FlyEaglesFly x #PhilaUnite | #BrotherlyLove pic.twitter.com/94SXs4EtCn7:22 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
video evidence of Max Strus doing something other than shooting the moment the ball touches his fingertips does not exist. – 7:22 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat fronting Embiid in the post and sending help when gets the ball, as Miami often does. – 7:21 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This has been a helpside masterclass from the Heat so far – 7:21 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid obviously impacts the game in a lot of different ways, but at least being slightly competitive on the defensive glass would be a nice change of pace for the Sixers. – 7:19 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid takes his mask off, and gets a towel to wipe his face, during Harden’s free throws. – 7:19 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Lowry on Tobias, Jimmy on Maxey, as expected. – 7:19 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
1:18 into the game and PJ Tucker hit Embiid in the face going for the ball (called for a foul). – 7:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
What an opening possession from Miami
Bam-Butler switch
Butler fronts Embiid
Strus waiting for the help
Charge – 7:18 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…7:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Max Strus ain’t scared. – 7:17 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ref calls offensive foul on Embiid on the Sixers first possession. – 7:17 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid opens it for 76ers with a charge. But his face appears intact. – 7:17 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Sixers twitter…you ready?! pic.twitter.com/eXs6J2t6T87:15 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kyle Lowry coming back means Miami bench that has whipped Philadelphia bench just gets deeper, because they get Gabe Vincent back with that second unit with Herro, Oladipo, Caleb Martin, Dewayne Dedmon
Matisse Thybulle needs a statement game or something – 7:15 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers and Danny Green received boos during their pregame intro #Sixers7:15 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
As you can imagine, home crowd went ballistic during Joel Embiid’s introduction, followed by MVP chants – 7:14 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Massive ovation when @MattyCord announces Joel Embiid as the #Sixers‘ final starter in Game 3 vs. #Heat7:14 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Let’s just say the atmosphere to start this game is *slightly* more energetic than it was for Games 1 and 2 in Miami. Joel Embiid’s re-introduction to the proceedings has plenty of juice in the building ahead of a do-or-die Game 3 for the 76ers. – 7:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philadelphia Eagles players Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, and Hasson Reddick are ringing the bell #Sixers7:11 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
They’re showing Joel Embiid shooting in warmups and he’s squinting super hard on every shot…. – 7:09 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers crowd goes nuts — and starts chanting “MVP!” — as Embiid comes onto the court during announcement of “there are no injuries.” – 7:04 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
The Phantom of The Process. 🎭 pic.twitter.com/vWeUPN8QSo6:58 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA6:56 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Everywhere I turned today I saw nothing but DISRESPECT for the Bearded one.
Segment after segment after segment and I’M SICK OF IT.
JAMES HARDEN O20.5 POINTS 🔒
@BetMGMTonight 7-11 PM on the @betqlapp — We’re watching it LIVE
https://t.co/YtuHWSxNZx pic.twitter.com/ZXPAop7eZa6:56 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
I voted for Joel Embiid for MVP. And the fact that he’s even potentially going to try and play with a torn ligament in his hand and a broken face makes me question some things, for sure — but not my vote. – 6:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is back. Kyle Lowry is back. Game 3 is minutes away.
miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:51 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Joel Embiid playing 76ers-Heat Game 3 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/joe…6:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry returns for Heat, Joel Embiid back for 76ers in Game 3 of East semis. https://t.co/UYool0kpWU pic.twitter.com/miJi2SR6dT6:48 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 3 vs. Miami Heat in Eastern Conference semifinals inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 6:48 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly starters: Harden, Maxey, Green, Harris, and Embiid
Heat starters: Lowry, Strus, Butler, Tucker, and Adebayo #Sixers6:46 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Heat starters:
Lowry
Strus
Butler
Tucker
Adebayo – 6:45 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Very good @Philadelphia 76ers news:
Joel Embiid is available and starting in Game 3. – 6:41 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid will play tonight, Sixers say. – 6:41 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid is officially in for Game 3 – 6:41 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Pregame reading: Where every single Miami Dolphins player on offense stands after the draft. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:40 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Joel Embiid went from out to doubtful to active? 🤔 – 6:38 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I’ve said this on every platform except this one, but it’s pretty clear Miami’s gameplan will be to force Philly’s role players to beat them
They’re going to help down freely off corners on Embiid
Forces the Danny Greens of the world to win them the game – 6:38 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
For what it’s worth (and it’s worth very little at this point), Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful on the 6:30 p.m. injury report.
The expectation is that he’ll play tonight. – 6:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The 76ers’ 6:30 p.m. injury report again listed Embiid as doubtful. Which is all well and good . . . except he’s back. – 6:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story on Joel Embiid playing in Game 3 tonight against the #Heat: https://t.co/X6S4LcEpXn pic.twitter.com/QQKLzzDd8S6:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Masked Embiid getting shots up. pic.twitter.com/D2EP5Y68yv6:35 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Sixers star Joel Embiid will return for Game 3 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell ESPN. Doc Rivers said he could be limited in minutes, because of minimal conditioning in the past week. – 6:34 PM
Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
In Philly… Game 3 tonight… Joel warming up… #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/VGxI8MQCeu6:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Lowry back in Heat starting lineup, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, P.J. Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:31 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry will start, alongside Max Strus, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker and Bam Adebayo. – 6:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry is back in the Heat starting lineup. – 6:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry out shooting much later than usual. Lowry on one side of the court, Embiid on the other. They should sell tickets to this. – 6:30 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
grind time. ⌛️
🎥 The Grind Hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/d149RxXMYU6:30 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Kyle Lowry is starting. – 6:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Kyle back. Let’s do this.
Starting 5 // @ATT pic.twitter.com/vPH7q29yEN6:30 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat guard Kyle Lowry is getting a warm up in. He’s been out with a hamstring injury, but he intends to play tonight. #Sixers #Heat pic.twitter.com/tQImnFOqgw6:29 PM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
Some detail on the mask Joel Embiid is wearing tonight as he tries to play with the right orbital fracture. https://t.co/herm1FgKNf pic.twitter.com/v8HhefWz7m6:26 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who heard at 31 Flavors last night that Joel Embiid is going to try to play. – 6:24 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid gets a big hand as he walks onto court to warm up prior to Game 3: pic.twitter.com/TzS0QnPtqO6:22 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
More Joel Embiid #Sixers pic.twitter.com/d2J66TbXCp6:22 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A masked Joel Embiid has started his warmup: pic.twitter.com/P4ON955qgb6:21 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid has taken the court. pic.twitter.com/KEIWZq4xXv6:20 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Joel Embiid, wearing mask, enters court to warm up to loud ovation. Cannot fathom he doesn’t play (so can fathom he does play). – 6:20 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid takes the court for warmups with his mask #Sixers pic.twitter.com/XytCg0e7oc6:20 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is on the court warming up for tonight’s game. He has a mask on. – 6:19 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will warm up momentarily with the intention of returning tonight in Game 3 against the Miami Heat, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @YahooSports. – 6:15 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
One would assume Embiid would play tonight, at least give it a serious try, with his sister and shooting coach in attendance. #Sixers6:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry back for Heat; status of 76ers’ Joel Embiid’s still unclear. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:06 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
here for this color coordination! 🟣🔵
👟 @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/o2ZzlCCKKP6:06 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The latest on the status of Joel Embiid and Kyle Lowry ahead of Game 3, with tipoff an hour away miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…6:05 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Embiid plans to play barring any setbacks in next 58 minutes, per ESPN. Still listed as doubtful, which is kinda funny – 6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says for as physical as these playoffs and recent playoffs ha ebveen, he said by comparison the brutality of Heat-Knicks (circa Pat Riley), “That was a different sport.” – 5:37 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Also, the Heat’s other five questionable players (Herro, Martin, Strus, Tucker and Vincent) will be available. – 5:35 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And, yes, Spoelstra seemingly expects “doubtful” Embiid to be back, “We don’t want to duck any kind of competition. We expected Philly to be at full health at some point and we want to take on that challenge.” – 5:35 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on preparing in case Joel Embiid plays tonight: ‘He’s a big change, literally and figuratively. … We don’t want to duck any competition.’ Figured Miami would face the full #Sixers roster at some point and looks forward to that challenge. – 5:35 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…5:35 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Joel Embiid possibly returning:
“If you’re just trying to cram and prepare for a test…then it would probably be a lot more stressful.”
“We wanna take on that type of challenge.” – 5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s other questionables — Strus, Tucker, Vincent, Martin, Herro — all will play. So it could be the entire roster. – 5:32 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight vs. the Sixers. – 5:32 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry: “The intention is for him to warm up and play.”
Same for other questionable Heat players. – 5:32 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said all of the players who are questionable are all going to warm up with the intention to play – 5:32 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
On Kyle Lowry, Spo said the “intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:32 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is planning to warm up tonight with the intent to play in Game 3. Lowry has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. – 5:32 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Spoelstra says the intention is for Kyle Lowry to warm up and play tonight in Game 3. – 5:32 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Miami Heat coach says Kyle Lowry (hamstring) will warm up with the intention to return tonight in Game 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. – 5:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Spoelstra on Lowry, “The intention is for him to warm up and play.” – 5:31 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up right now with the intent to play – 5:31 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra said Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention of playing tonight. – 5:31 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Kyle Lowry’s status in Game 3 vs #Sixers: ‘The intention is for him to warm up and play.’ – 5:31 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Erik Spoelstra says that Kyle Lowry and all other questionable Heat will warm up with the intent to play. – 5:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry will warm up with the intention to play
Everyone else available as well – 5:31 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is warming up and intends to play. – 5:31 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat said Lowry will warm up with intention of playing after missing four games with hamstring – 5:31 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
If Embiid is able to play tonight, Doc Rivers said there will be staffers monitoring his conditioning and how he looks on the floor. He hasn’t been able to run, etc. while in concussion protocols, and Rivers said today’s shootaround was more of a film/walk-thru session. – 5:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #Sixers story on Doc Rivers saying Joel Embiid’s status for tonight’s Game 3 vs #Heat will be determined during his pregame workout: https://t.co/Q6QsOE9SWj #76ers pic.twitter.com/uxy8NrjdE25:25 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers said no minutes restriction on Embiid if he plays, but said his situation (eye, orbital, thumb) will be monitored by others throughout. – 5:23 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔹 icy vibes in the house tonight. 🔹
👕: https://t.co/eaHJCX13Sv | @LifeBrand_AI pic.twitter.com/K7fANzgxDh5:22 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers, on Heat possibly (probably?) having Lowry back, “For them, it just adds another guy.” Rivers said it would not change the 76ers’ approach. – 5:21 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Rivers said no cap on minutes for Embiid if he plays. – 5:21 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers said there won’t be a minutes restriction on Joel Embiid if he plays tonight, but the team will monitor his conditioning. – 5:21 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Still unsure if Joel Embiid will play. He’ll warm up and then “we’ll see.” If he’s active, wouldn’t play normal minutes load because he hasn’t been able to run much due to concussion. – 5:19 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Rivers’ Embiid coach-speak, “We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.” – 5:19 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: If Joel Embiid plays, he hasn’t been able to run due to the concussion so he probably can’t play his typical 38 minutes. – 5:19 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says “we still don’t know yet” about Joel Embiid. Says he’ll go through pregame warmups and see how he feels. – 5:19 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Doc Rivers says 76ers don’t know yet whether Joel Embiid will be able to play tonight. Embiid will warm up and then a determination will be made. Embiid was still listed as doubtful on the latest injury report. – 5:18 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Doc Rivers with no update for Joel Embiid
Listed as doubtful
“He’s going to warm up and see, and go from there.” – 5:18 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Rivers says Embiid is still listed as doubtful, will go through his warmup and they’ll take it from there (as anticipated) – 5:18 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Doc Rivers said Embiid will warm up tonight – 5:18 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers doesn’t know yet about Joel Embiid. He’s still doubtful, but he’ll warm up and see where he’s at. #Sixers5:18 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Doc Rivers says he still doesn’t know if Joel Embiid will play. “He’s gonna warm up and see, and we’ll go from there.” – 5:18 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s status for Game 3: ‘We don’t know yet. He’s going to warm up and see. We’re going to go from there.’ – 5:18 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Doc Rivers maintains that Joel Embiid is doubtful. Says they will warm up and go from there. – 5:18 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Doc Rivers noncommittal on Joel Embiid’s status for a game now less than two hours away. Eric Spoelstra gets his chance to be non-committal about Kyle Lowry at 5:30 p.m. Game is at 7 p.m., by which time the coaches might have a better idea. – 5:17 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey shooting 3-pointers during pregame warmups: pic.twitter.com/TkODJWpP1e5:12 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Looking closely at James Harden’s situation, feels like a Chris Paul/Phoenix-like compromise may be appropriate: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…4:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On the 4:30 p.m. injury report: Joel Embiid still listed as doubtful. Tip-off is 2.5 hours away. – 4:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It’s 4:30 p.m. NBA injury-report time and Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful. Doc talks at 5:15, so perhaps something more realistic then. – 4:30 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Three hours until start of #Sixers-#Heat Game 3 pic.twitter.com/B0uuBk2jl04:03 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for Game 3. The latest on his status miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, Kyle Lowry remains questionable for tonight after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury – 3:37 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Where Miami Dolphins roster stands on offense after the draft. A look at every player, every position. Who’s safe, who’s not: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…3:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Embiid again listed as doubtful on NBA 3:30 injury report. – 3:32 PM
Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Interesting stuff from @Steve Bulpett on the future of Doc Rivers. Are the @Los Angeles Lakers stalling on their coaching search? Would Embiid be unhappy if the @Philadelphia 76ers let him walk? Hmmm …
heavy.com/sports/los-ang…3:27 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more: basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…3:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Do you know who has been probably the most effective two man combo for the Heat in the playoffs?
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo
125 offensive rating/98 defensive rating
Them thriving on the floor together on this run is an underrated aspect – 3:24 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Charles Barkley explains why the Heat can’t be fully judged yet in the second round, Tyler Herro praise and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:16 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Come hang with @Keith Pompey, @MikeSielski and me at https://t.co/bpstyneqgw ahead of Sixers-Heat Game 3! pic.twitter.com/chczcytFJ43:13 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New piece for @The Athletic / @TheAthleticPHI about James Harden’s situation this summer. Player option decision, what a new contract could look like, extend-and-trade restrictions and much more- theathletic.com/3296694/2022/0…3:12 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Charles Barkley discusses “the one thing that really sucks” about Heat-76ers. (Embiid still doubtful on the 3:09 pm and 41 second injury report.) miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
76ers’ Joel Embiid exits concussion protocols, currently upgraded to “doubtful” for Friday return vs. Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:07 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
“So many opinions” about Bam Adebayo, with Heat center vexing with his versatility. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Will there be a new leading man off the Heat bench next season? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:04 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#CalmBeforeTheStorm This is Wells Fargo Center four hours, 10 minutes before Game 3 of the #Sixers vs. #MiamiHeat Eastern Conference semifinals. #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/RCXNFMJv5K2:50 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers story: Here’s the latest on Joel Embiid’s chances to play in Game 3 tonight vs. the #Heat: https://t.co/Q6QsODSi4L pic.twitter.com/FqlxAaDM4D2:50 PM

David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
All I really want out of these NBA Playoffs is for Joel Embiid to come back in the batman mask and turn the Sixers/Heat series upside down. – 2:47 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
I wrote about Giannis, Jokic, Embiid, and the next generation of big men who—after the Decade of the Big Wing—are back to dominate the NBA
theringer.com/2022/5/5/23057…2:41 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
On 2:30 p.m. injury report, 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid is still listed as doubtful for tonight’s Game 3. – 2:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
It is the 2:30 p.m. NBA injury report and Joel Embiid is still doubtful. As you were. – 2:31 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Settle in front of your TV for tonight’s big Game 3 with the meal of your choosing!
Get 50% off your @DoorDash order using promo code ‘PLAYOFFS’ in the Miami area (max discount $10 thru 5/15, terms apply) – https://t.co/wu7lvpbHnw pic.twitter.com/nL5pSfCDXJ2:28 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Always showing support for the @WNBA 🤝
Best of luck to all the athletes competing this season! #MoreThan pic.twitter.com/dFt3FndnWa1:47 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
On this Day in 2000, @Reggie Miller and @Jalen Rose became the first and only teammates in franchise history to both score 40 points in a game to lead us to a 108-91 win over the 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. pic.twitter.com/SJc2VO2gj91:37 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And on the NBA 1:30 p.m. injury report Joel Embiid remains listed as doubtful (with six Heat players listed as questionable, including five who played in Game 2 after being listed as questionable with the same injuries). – 1:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Dewayne Dedmon not ready to be cut down to size during NBA playoffs. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Tyrese Maxey’s speed, Tyler Herro’s stability. – 1:29 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
So far, Embiid return going as predicted. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/dgMyIdMl3D1:14 PM

Mavericks vs. Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Dallas Mavericks (0-1) play against the Phoenix Suns (0-0) at Footprint Center Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Wednesday May 4, 2022 Dallas Mavericks 60, Phoenix Suns 58 (Half) What’s the buzz on Twitter? Tim MacMahon @ espn_macmahon Per …

The Dallas Mavericks (0-1) play against the Phoenix Suns (0-0) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Wednesday May 4, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 60, Phoenix Suns 58 (Half)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Per @ESPNStatsInfo tracking, Luka Doncic was 7-of-9 from the floor (4-of-6 on 3s) with Mikal Bridges as his primary defender in the first half. He was 4-of-6 (3-of-4 on 3s) vs. Bridges in Game 1. – 11:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
24 point first half for Luka Doncic
Mavs shot 11/15 in the paint pic.twitter.com/ghkDEBoInd11:19 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Luka Doncic is 4 months younger than Herb Jones. – 11:19 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs lead G2 60-58. Overcame an early 12-2 PHX start. Overcame huge foul trouble in the 2nd as they were in the penalty with 9:01 remaining, but PHX shot just 6 FTs in that time. Doncic w/24 inc last 9. Dinwiddie 10. Bertans w/9 pts early in 2nd. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas11:18 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Luka is bad to the marrow! – 11:17 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Dallas was one of two teams (Memphis) to advance past the first round this year after losing Game 1 of their opening-round series.
Can they do it again? – 11:15 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Doncic got the jumper going, Mavs shot 10-of-19 from 3, maybe a C- half for the Suns and they’re only down 2. Still gonna need to improve a few different things to win but scoreline could have been way worse. – 11:15 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Good defensive stop from Devin Booker on Luka Doncic to close the half, Suns could use more of that. Mavs shooting 10-for-20 from 3 and were a +9 in the non-Luka minutes. -7 with him. Probably time to stop the soft switches – 11:15 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Suns should be up at half shooting 57.1% from field, but those Luka 3s + getting smacked with Luka on bench has them in trouble.
Mavericks outscored Suns by 9 points in Doncic’s 5:09 of rest and Dinwiddie matched Phoenix bench with 10 points. This series is about to be tied 1-1. – 11:14 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka Doncic in the first half:
24 PTS
4 REB
6 AST
9-14 FG
4-7 3P
Luka averages 19/5/5 in the first half of playoff games. pic.twitter.com/wIRvnFk1pL11:14 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We have us a ball game.
@ModeloUSA | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/T0VBHXIP8411:13 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
You’re playing Luka Doncic in a playoff series. Who is the one defensive player you’d want on your side to try to stop him? – 11:13 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas starters: Doncic 24 points, Bullock 5, Finney-Smith, Powell and Brunson 2 apiece.
Fortunately for Mavs, Dinwiddie, Bertans and Kleber have combined for 25 points off the bench. – 11:12 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs lead Suns 60-58 at half after a strong second quarter.
Luka Doncic: 24 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds
All the Mavs: 10 of 20 from three
Tony Brothers’ crew: 30 fouls – 11:12 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 15. Doncic 24.
#Mavs 60 #Suns 58 Half. – 11:11 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks go to the half with a 60-58 lead. Both teams making a lot of shots. Luka with 24 points. Jae Crowder with 15 for the Suns. Mavericks have set themselves up in a great spot. – 11:11 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: DAL 60, PHX 58
Crowder: 15 Pts, 4-6 FG
Ayton: 9 Pts, 3-5 FG
Booker: 9 Pts, 4-8 FG
Doncic: 24-6-4, 9-14 FG – 11:11 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Let’s get Bizzy in Round 2. pic.twitter.com/fhicwBE5KH11:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Luka really just out here taking whatever shot he wants – 11:10 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka, you are DIFFERENT!! – 11:10 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder now 6-of-9 from 3 in two games vs. #Mavs(3-of-4 tonight).
#Suns down three as Doncic answers from 3. #NBAPlayoffs11:08 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka didn’t wait for the double on that second straight 3 over Biyombo – 11:08 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Luka is on his way to another 40-ball, folks. He’s got 21 – 11:08 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Luka is ridiculous, man. – 11:08 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
LUKA 🏹🏹🏹 – 11:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Doncic stepback 3, the pointed to #Suns fan and gave the hush sign.
Biyombo dunk answer.
#Suns down three. – 11:07 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Probably need to double Luka if they’re gonna switch Biyombo on him. Especially when Green is out there. – 11:07 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m sure taking Jae Crowder in a showdown with Luka. – 11:07 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Suns scoring 1.46 with Booker CP3 and Bridges in again this evening after 1.27 last game – this is why I think once their mins ramp up if the series gets close the Mavs are in tough. – 11:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Davis Bertans 3-of-5 from 3 in 1st half vs. #Suns, but this is nothing new for him against Phoenix.
He did it when with #Wizards.
4-of-8 from deep in 140-132 win in Phoenix in 2019-20 season.
6-of-9 from deep in 128-107 win in D.C. in 2020-21 season. – 11:06 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Given the foul trouble for Finney-Smith they got some great minutes from Bertans here in the first half – 11:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Quick tech on Crowder as this may have started when Luka took offense to Crowder contesting his 3/4 court heave to end the 1st quarter.
He said something to Crowder after that, the two had words and then Luka said something to the referee.
#Suns down two with 2:46 left in half. – 11:04 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Jae Crowder picks up a tech for a little dust-up with Luka. Dallas returning the fight and physicality…and annoyance. Up 51-49 – 11:03 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
And now Jae Crowder gets a technical. For what, I do not know – 11:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
9 big points from Bertans off the bench, more than helped pick up scoring slack with Brunson struggling and Brunson and Finney-Smith in foul trouble.
The way this foul-fest is going, the deeper team will win. – 11:02 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Making it right at the shot clock. ⏲ pic.twitter.com/dlkVPW4B1c11:01 PM

Michael Dugat @mdug
I thought they were calling everything, but then I just watched Chris Paul like … slam the ball repeatedly into the ground while walking around before shooting and … nothing?
Just threw it into the ground again and again. – 11:01 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Bertans being playable is big if true. – 11:00 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Biyombo dunk off Bridges feed.
#Suns down two. – 11:00 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
3 fouls on Ayton.
Biyombo in. 4:27 left in 1st half.
#Suns down four. – 10:59 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Three fouls on Ayton. Biyombo checking in.
This feels like a 4:27 CP3/Book need to take over a bit – 10:59 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
The court awareness to see Bertans shaking up from the corner at the last minute by Luka. He was in the air with nowhere to go. – 10:57 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
DAVIS DOIN’ HIS THING – 10:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dwight Powell offensive foul on screen.
Paul ties game. Four points. #Suns #Mavs #NBAPlayoffs10:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 3 off ball movement when #Mavs doubled Booker in post.
#Suns down two. – 10:55 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Doncic back in. 6:51 left in 1st half. – 10:54 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs outscored Suns by 9 in the 5:09 that Luka Doncic rested. That might be his only rest for the game. – 10:53 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie are getting work done in the second quarter with a combined 13 poingts as Mavericks have gone up 43-38. Luka has been on the bench while the Mavs have won the second quarter 15-6 so far with 6:51 left. – 10:53 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Well, Mavs went +9 in the non-Doncic minutes through all that. Huge stretch for them but Brunson got his 3rd in the process. – 10:53 PM
Eli Savoie @Eli560
Reggie Miller just said, “8 turnovers for the Phoenix Suns, 6 of them at the offensive end.” I’m confused – 10:53 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
A not often seen stat…Phoenix has 7 offensive fouls in less than a quarter and a half. – 10:52 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
be careful, Chris Paul. keep barking at Tony Brothers like this and he might put out a music video next. – 10:52 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul offensive foul.
Three straight offensive fouls.
Ayton. Wainright. Paul (charge).
Brunson called for offensive foul.
#Suns down 43-38 with 6:51 left in the half.
FTs: Dallas 3-of-3.
Phoenix 10-of-12. – 10:51 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Style points on the find by 1️⃣5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/tJ201YgvzK10:51 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Reggie Miller: “8 turnovers for the Phoenix Suns, 6 of them at the offensive end” – 10:50 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Three consecutive offensive foul calls on the Suns. This crew is having themselves a NIGHT – 10:50 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ish Wainright playing over Torrey Craig – 10:49 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Foul on Ayton (offensive).
13 PFs for Mavs. 9 PFs for #Suns.
Make that 10 as Wainright called for offensive foul.
#Suns down five. – 10:49 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Shockingly, Dallas has taken a lead after another slow start. 6-12 from 3 and Dinwiddie cooking. 43-38 – 10:49 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
The attention to detail the Suns defenders have when guarding Jalen has been impressive – great coaching and great execution by the players. – 10:49 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
64:04 into the series, the Mavericks have taken their first lead.
41-38 on a Davis Bertans corner three. – 10:49 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ish Wainright in for Shamet. Guarding Bertans.
Bertans 3. #Mavs up 3. #Suns10:48 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Davis Bertans hits another 3, and the Mavs have their first lead of the series – 10:48 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks have a chance at their first lead of the series. And they get it with Davis Bertans’ 3 pointer for a 41-38 advantage. – 10:48 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Other than 0-0 to start each game, this is the first tie of the series: Phoenix 38, Dallas 38. Mavs have yet to lead in either game. – 10:47 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Josh Green will learn.
Paul rip through.
#Suns in bonus with early in 4th, but #Mavs can tie game with Dinwiddie FTs. – 10:47 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Refs playing the Suns and Mavs tonight. Should be a good matchup. – 10:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Getting into the penalty against the Suns, a team that is mostly unfamiliar with the free throw line, takes work. But here the Mavericks are, with a whole nine minutes left in first half… – 10:46 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
9 mins of CP3 rip through time. – 10:46 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Chris Paul and the Suns will spend the final 9:01 of the second quarter in the penalty. Get comfortable. This is gonna take a while. – 10:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
So. Many. Fouls.
The Suns are already in the bonus here in the 2Q at the 9-minute mark – 10:45 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Brunson still can’t get going, but fortunately for Dallas, Dinwiddie is rolling a bit. – 10:44 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Between taking Devin Booker out before the end of the 1st quarter, Chris Paul’s extended bench stint in Game 1 and the soft switches on Luka Doncic, it feels like Monty is kinda heat checking to see how much they can get away with in this matchup – 10:43 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Mavs having the same problem the Suns did at times in New Orleans with figuring out the right level of physicality. Feels like Dallas is getting a bit too eager on a few of these calls. – 10:42 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Fouls: Dallas 11, Phoenix 5, and it actually feels worse. Suns have attempted 10 free-throws to Dallas’ 1. – 10:41 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
CP3 back in as Luka sits troubles me – 10:41 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
ShamPayne connection end of the frame. 🥂 pic.twitter.com/7jBM1A5b8H10:41 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder pullup from 3.
That’s in his game.
#Suns up six as he’s being more aggressive. Johnson 3 fouls. – 10:40 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
MAVS 1Q SCORING
Luka 2
Luka astd 3
Bullock 3
Luka astd 2
Luka astd 2
Luka 3
Luka 2
Luka 2
Luka 2+1
Luka astd 3
Kleber 2
Luka 2
Luka 14 points, 10 assist points – 10:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
CP3 in to start the second quarter – 10:38 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka Doncic talking to refs.
Monty Williams talking to refs
.
Cam Johnson talking to refs.
Devin Booker talking to refs.
Yes, this is #NBAPlayoffs
#Suns 32-28 after one.
Finney-Smith and Johnson each with three PFs.
Defense?
Suns 64.7% FG Mavs 57.1%.
Doncic 14. Ayton 9. – 10:38 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Bertans with ** checks notes ** with consecutive defensive stops? What next Robert Sarver courtside wearing a BLM shirt – 10:37 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks with a better first quarter, but still down 32-28. Suns still getting whatever they want offensively. Luka’s 14 points are great, but he can’t be 50 percent of the offense and expect the Mavericks to hang with the Suns. – 10:37 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Luka always gives Dallas a chance – 10:37 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Mind-boggling work to crawl back in. Maxi a boost, Davis with the unexpected non-shooting contributions, and of course, so much Luka. Brunson about to come back and we have to get something from him without fouling.
On to the 2nd – 10:37 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic and Jae Crowder exchanged words at the end of the quarter after Crowder got in a hack on a post-buzzer heave. Doncic then went to ref James Capers to register a complaint. – 10:37 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs down 32-28 after Q1.
Luka Doncic scored 14 points and had a hand in 10 more with 4 assists.
Mavs actually outscored Phoenix 28-21 in the last 9:31 of the period, but spotting the NBA’s best team 9 points is not the greatest strategy. – 10:37 PM
Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
Luka vs Book show always gonna be entertaining! 🍿 – 10:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
All-too-familiar start, but much better conclusion to the first quarter for Dallas. Mavs trailed 35-25 after one quarter in Game 1. Trail by only 32-28 tonight. – 10:36 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Luka turned Cam Johnson into a crash test dummy just for the heck of it pic.twitter.com/glLJbwAguT10:36 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Awesome quarter from Doncic. Suns up 4.
Three fouls on Johnson. He went to speak with the officials after the buzzer. – 10:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: PHX 32, DAL 28
Ayton: 9 Pts, 3-5 FG
Booker: 7 Pts, 3-4 FG
Bridges: 7 Pts, 3-3 FG
Doncic: 14 Pts, 4 Ast, 6-10 FG – 10:35 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
The only D vs Luka is him trying to force a pass to get others involved. None of these guys can handle him.
None. – 10:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cam Johnson picks up 3rd personal foul on charge.
Huge call under 30 seconds left in 1st quarter.
Crowder in .
#Suns lead down to two. – 10:35 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
I think Giannis could likely do a good job vs Luka too. – 10:34 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
See they’re trying to hide foul trouble Cameron Johnson on Davis Bertans
But you can’t hide vs Luka.
He’ll just call for the pick and work to get that switch and hunt you pic.twitter.com/hLgfpQjxnq10:33 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Spencer Dinwiddie getting quality playoff minutes – 10:33 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Beyond the arc with the BOSSMANN. 👌 pic.twitter.com/EYC2wkde4t10:33 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker checks out at the 1:39 mark of the 1Q, Landry Shamet in – 10:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
I know it’s only the first quarter of Game 2 but it might be time already to stop with the soft switches. Bridges needs to spend more time defending Doncic. – 10:32 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
So much runs through Luka. I’ll be very curious to see how he is with another high-level playmaker. Will he be able to work in concert or will he be useless off the ball – 10:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jason Kidd taking it back to the 90s with posting up Luka, draw double and pass out of it.
Might see Kleber on opposite side next time for 3. #Suns up nine. – 10:31 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Luka hunting Cam Johnson every time down the floor – 10:31 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Cam Johnson picks up his 2nd foul. Not sure what he’s supposed to do there if he’s just trying to hold his ground, but that’s a tough matchup for the Suns so far in this series – 10:31 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Loose ball foul on rebound is Dorian Finney-Smith’s third. He’ll take a seat with 2:27 left in the first quarter. Mavericks still have not led in the series and are down 26-21 despite 12-3-3 from Luka. – 10:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 62.5% FGs, but #Mavs only down five.
Dorian Finney-Smith picks up his 3rd foul as Kidd left him when he picked up two 4:40 left in 1st quarter.
#NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 – 10:28 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Luka finds “I must break you” mode pic.twitter.com/FL6YP5fe5E10:26 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Finney-Smith gets his 3rd foul on the offensive rebound for Ayton. He’s Dallas’ best defender by a decent margin. – 10:26 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Dorian Finney-Smith just picked up his 3rd foul with 2:27 left in the 1Q. That’s a killer for Dallas – 10:26 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
POST UP LUKA – 10:26 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Luka offensive 🐐 and he’s only 22 – 10:25 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Luka done lost his goddamn mind – 10:25 PM
Devin Kharpertian @uuords
The Suns are like the platonic ideal of a basketball team. Skilled top to bottom, deep without miscasting dudes, well rounded, well coached, little to no weaknesses. Love watching them. – 10:25 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
It wasn’t a huge sample but I saw it in person and I think this guy has guarded Luka better than anyone I’ve ever seen.
Any guesses as to who it is? – 10:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Luka Doncic has 12 of the Mavs’ 21 points to start Game 2 – 10:25 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Luka 50-ball watch is back on – 10:25 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas 6 fouls, Phoenix 1. Are we just watching a replay of Game 1? – 10:24 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
DeAndre Ayton’s biggest accomplishment in the league has been his ability to make the Phoenix Suns matchup-proof – 10:24 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul hasn’t scored and #Suns are up eight.
Why?
Ayton 8. Bridges 7. Booker 5. Crowder 5.
#Suns 69.2% FGs. – 10:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Finney-Smith two fouls.
Kidd sticking with him.
#Suns up seven with 4:40 left in 1st quarter. – 10:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns didn’t really get into an offense until 11 or 12 seconds left in shot clock as Bullock picked up Paul full court out of timeout.
Didn’t matter.
Crowder 3.
#Suns up 17-9. He’s made four 3s in five quarters vs. #Mavs
In six games against the Pelicans, Crowder went 3-of-26 – 10:20 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Suns are just surgical in their precision, I’m a noted Fts, 3s and layups over two guy but you can’t help but respect their shotmaking ability from 2. Its truly breathtaking. – 10:20 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Jalen Brunson picks up his 2nd foul, Suns run an ATO designed to get Mikal Bridges a deep post-up with Brunson on him. They’re smart, those Suns – 10:19 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Reggie Bullock picking up Chris Paul all over the court. Paul already has a couple assists, but no points. Suns still up 19-11. – 10:19 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Jump around with a throw down. pic.twitter.com/5UeBBANqFM10:16 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
After Dwight Powell poked the ball away to prompt a timeout, Devin Booker was slow to walk back to the Suns’ bench, bending over while holding his chest. – 10:15 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Mavs Twitter “Suns may end up putting Bridges on Brunson” –
Suns – lets just go with Booker. – 10:15 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker looked like he was holding his throat or his upper chest after that timeout was called – 10:15 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Those 2 games in Miami were predictable. The Heat set the tone early, managed their lead and put 2 important wins into the book. Game 3 seems like Sixers last chance, but again the Heat are the team that gonna set the pace. #HEATCulture10:13 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker jumper.
Bullock answer. 14-7 #Suns10:13 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
When asking Monty Williams about Ayton having say Jalen Brunson on him, Williams said there’s a backside defender to consider and the big is always worried about getting called for PF.
That just happened.
Ayton got called for offensive foul after receiving cross court pass. – 10:12 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Nightmare start for Dallas. Turnovers, standing around. Lack of force. Suns up 12-2 – 10:12 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker did the thing again – 10:12 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker lying down meme returns! – 10:12 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Maybe Mavs will solve the “don’t give the Suns a 9-0 head start” conundrum in Game 3. – 10:11 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton jumper. 9-0 #Suns10:10 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Game 1: Suns 9, Mavs 0
Game 2: Suns 7, Mavs 0 (so far) – 10:10 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Double Booker.
Ball swings to Bridges
Drive and dish to Ayton.
Dunk. 7-0 #Suns
#Mavs shot clock violation after that. #NBAPlayoffs202210:09 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Mikal Bridges masterclass incoming. – 10:09 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
What’s happening in Phoenix seems familiar for some reason. – 10:09 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Much like Game 1, Suns come out with a 7-0 start and Mikal Bridges is already talking – 10:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Doncic starts Game 2 the way he started Game 1.
Turnover.
Mikal Bridges 3. #Suns 5-0. – 10:08 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Bullock on CP3 and doing the pest thing full court – 10:08 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bullock on Paul.
Doncic on Crowder.
Bridges bucket. 2-0 #Suns10:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
We’re getting ready to watch Suns-Mavs Game 2 on Playback for a live @FrontOfficeShow watch party! @Trevor_Lane and I will watch the game with you, do a bunch of Q&A and have some fun tonight. Hop in with us and check it out!
getplayback.com/room/0swzgs67q…10:00 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka Doncic looking like Steve Nash with lob soccer header to Dwight Powell for dunk in #Mavs pregame warmups.
Face #Suns down 1-0 in best-of-7 Western Conference semifinals series. #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/AHHlaDCfKZ9:55 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I wanted No. 0, but Marquese had it when I came here. Marquese Chriss had it and he wanted me to buy it from him and I wasn’t going to buy it.”
Phoenix #Suns ‘Fun Facts’: Meet Deandre Ayton, who wanted No. 0, but ended up with No. 22 #NBA https://t.co/2wjyyWZFMS via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/BvEVM4on0N9:44 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Book getting warm. #RallyTheValley pic.twitter.com/TjfNVbg76a9:34 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
Suns starters: Bridges, Crowder, Ayton, Booker, Paul
9:05 tip @theeagledallas9:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/eG0qd5SyQa9:30 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Your first five. #RallyTheValley pic.twitter.com/9zBnHhoYHx9:30 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
I’m voting for #LukaDoncic for the 2021-22 Seasonlong #NBACommunityAssist Award! RT to join me! – 9:21 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Clock in to playoff basketball.
@PlayAtGila | #YouDoYou pic.twitter.com/KnvyGamkSq9:15 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Flashback: Phoenix #Suns All-Star Chris Paul relives first career playoff series in 2008 vs. Jason Kidd, who was playing for Dallas Mavericks #NBAPlayoffs #NBA https://t.co/GYzr6NWQ52 via @azcentral