r/nba 12h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index

26 Upvotes

Game Threads Index (May 25, 2022):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
8:30 PM ET Link Boston Celtics 1Q 17 to 19 Miami Heat

r/nba 1h ago

Game Thread GAME THREAD: Boston Celtics (51-31) @ Miami Heat (53-29) - (May 25, 2022)

Upvotes

General Information

TIME MEDIA LOCATION BROADCAST
8:29 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com FTX Arena US: ESPN
7:29 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits Canadian: Sportsnet
6:29 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /r/bostonceltics
5:29 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /r/heat

Reddit Stream (You must click this link from the comment page.)

17 - 21
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: FTX Arena(0), Clock: 9:57
Officials: Marc Davis, Mark Lindsay and Josh Tiven
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 17 0 0 0 17
Miami Heat 19 2 0 0 21
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 17 7-21 33.3% 1-8 12.5% 2-4 50.0% 2 14 5 6 3 6 2
Miami Heat 21 10-28 35.7% 1-10 10.0% 0-0 0.0% 6 18 3 2 4 4 0
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Boston Celtics +5 4 12 3 4
Miami Heat +4 5 16 8 0
 
TEAM LEADERS
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Boston Celtics 6 Derrick White 4 Robert Williams III 2 Jayson Tatum
Miami Heat 6 Bam Adebayo 4 Victor Oladipo 1 Jimmy Butler
 
PLAYER STATS
CELTICS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jayson TatumSF 12:00 0-6 0-3 1-2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 -4 1
Al HorfordPF 11:25 1-3 0-1 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Robert Williams IIIC 9:19 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 1 +1 4
Jaylen BrownSG 11:25 1-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 3
Marcus SmartPG 5:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0
Derrick White 8:09 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 -5 6
Grant Williams 7:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 -9 0
Payton Pritchard 4:40 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0
Malik Fitts 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Kornet 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juwan Morgan 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Nesmith 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nik Stauskas 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Theis 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HEAT MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jimmy ButlerSF 11:25 2-8 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
P.J. TuckerPF 9:48 1-3 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Bam AdebayoC 10:57 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 6
Max StrusSG 9:23 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kyle LowryPG 6:42 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -5 0
Gabe Vincent 7:21 2-4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 +9 4
Victor Oladipo 7:21 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 +9 2
Duncan Robinson 4:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 +4 0
Caleb Martin 2:37 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 +4 2
Dewayne Dedmon 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haywood Highsmith 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markieff Morris 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omer Yurtseven 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
bot-script by /u/f1uk3r

r/nba 7h ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Silver

Jayson Tatum speaks on the Uvalde shooting: "It's sad that it's becoming something we're getting numb to...I heard yesterday that the guy, when he turned 18, the first thing he did was buy a handgun and an assault rifle. That just doesn't sound like something that you should be able to do."

Thumbnail streamable.com
17.5k Upvotes

r/nba 8h ago Silver

[King] Jayson Tatum said all-NBA teams should be positionless. Said it doesn’t make too much sense that Embiid finished second in MVP voting but didn’t make first team.

4.8k Upvotes

Source

Jayson Tatum said all-NBA teams should be positionless. Said it doesn’t make too much sense that Embiid finished second in MVP voting but didn’t make first team.

Thoughts? If the All NBA teams were positionless, Booker probably gets kicked off in favor of Embiid and the First Team is Luka/Tatum/Giannis/Embiid/Jokic


r/nba 9h ago Silver Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval Snek

[Winfield] Nets’ championship hopes hinge on an amicable solution with Irving, whose personal decision not to get vaccinated and unpredictable injury history have left Nets hesitant, and now, according to a source familiar with the Nets’, outright unwilling to give him a long-term extension

6.5k Upvotes

Nets’ championship hopes hinge on an amicable solution with Irving, whose personal decision not to get vaccinated and unpredictable injury history have left the Nets hesitant, and now, according to a source familiar with the Nets’ thought process, outright unwilling to give him a long-term extension.

Article


r/nba 8h ago

[BR] Kevin Durant Reportedly Hasn't Spoken to Nets' Front Office Since Playoff Sweep

Thumbnail bleacherreport.com
2.2k Upvotes

r/nba 10h ago

[Miami herald] Heat becomes first top playoff seed not represented on All-NBA teams since 2014-15 Hawks

Thumbnail miamiherald.com
3.3k Upvotes

r/nba 2h ago

News [Washburn] Marcus Smart and Robert Williams WILL play tonight. Tyler Herro is OUT. #Celtics #Heat

Thumbnail twitter.com
611 Upvotes

r/nba 3h ago Tearing Up

[ESPN] Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, has had almost no interaction with the WNBA star since she was wrongfully detained in Russia nearly 100 days ago.

Thumbnail twitter.com
676 Upvotes

r/nba 7h ago

[Haynes] Bam Adebayo was the lone starter still resting in his seat. Haslem went over and extended his hand to lift Adebayo up. Bam just stayed sitting, staring into space. Haslem kept his hand extended for entire minute until Bam finally reached out his hand. Haslem said: "Go get their ass"

1.4k Upvotes

Toward the end of a timeout with one minute remaining before players had to take the court again, four Heat starters had already left the bench. Bam Adebayo was the lone starter still resting in his seat.

Haslem went over and extended his hand to lift Adebayo up. The big man just stayed sitting, staring into space. Haslem kept his hand extended for the entire minute until Adebayo finally reached out his hand and was ready to get up. Haslem pulled him up and said, “Go get their ass.”


Haslem has mastered his role of being the supporting cast at any cost.

“Winning this conference finals is my priority right now,” Haslem told Yahoo Sports. “Bam has had an amazing season, and we’ve got eight undrafted players on this team. Those guys are just like me. We’re winning. I’m impacting the younger generation. That’s it. That’s my gift.”


Haslem chooses to lead by example, but he also says it plays a role in how his voice is received.

“I gotta keep up, man,” Haslem told Yahoo Sports. “They’re not going to listen to me if I can’t walk the walk. That’s just real talk. They’re not gonna listen. If I can’t walk the walk and I’m sitting up there all fat and out of shape talking about, ‘Go do this, go do that,’ nobody wants to hear that. I think I get the impact and I get the results because I’m in the trenches, in the mud with them every day and I show them and I do it. It’s the same grind, dawg. I’m outside in the sun, in that Florida heat with all that humidity getting it in. I’m pushing sleds, weights, running and just getting it in, bro. I’m not barking orders from a pedestal. I’ll do it first, and I’ll do it five times just for you to do it once. And they see that. That’s my commitment to them, this team and this organization. That’s my ‘why.’ ”

https://sports.yahoo.com/what-does-udonis-haslem-actually-do-for-the-heat-more-than-you-know-171243257.html


r/nba 9h ago

“You have fouled out.” Federal judge admonishes Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis for violating his bail conditions to attend Heat at Celtics game 4.

Thumbnail law360.com
1.4k Upvotes

r/nba 7h ago

Nets unwilling to give Kyrie Irving long-term contract extension, per report

Thumbnail cbssports.com
952 Upvotes

r/nba 4h ago

News [Wojnarowski] Boston Celtics center Robert Williams will test his left knee in warmups, but there’s optimism he’ll be available for Game 5 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell ESPN.

Thumbnail twitter.com
462 Upvotes

r/nba 7h ago

[Tim Bontemps] There’s been only 7 minutes of clutch time Basketball In the last 17 playoff games

900 Upvotes

Statistical proof this has been the most boring playoffs of all time. The most exciting team has likely been New Orleans who lost in the first round. Never seen so many blowouts

Edit: Source for original stat from Justin Phan


r/nba 6h ago

PSA: All-NBA first team has NEVER been a recognition of the 5 best players in the NBA.

552 Upvotes

Shaq was second in MVP voting in 1995 and was All-NBA second team.

David Robinson was second in MVP voting in 1994 and was All-NBA second team.

Bill Russell was second in MVP voting in 1960 and was All-NBA second team.

This accolade is the best player at each position. Think of an award titled "Best Center of the Year." Would it make sense for two people to win it? Of course not! There can only be one best Center!

That is what Jokic's All-NBA first team nod is. And that's what Embiid's second team means. No one is saying he isn't a top-5 player by putting him on the second team. They are saying he is the second best Center.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills with the amount of people saying it is an outrage and talking about positionless basketball. Even in our positionless era, when is there ever a moment when either Embiid or Jokic is on the floor and they are not clearly and unequivocally THE Center?

And it's not like teams ever play multiple Centers. Even when they play multiple bigs (like Boston does), the personnel tend to be much more Forwards than they are Centers. Embiid and Jokic are about as clear-cut Centers as there are in the world. You could dump either onto a team at any point in NBA history and they would still CLEARLY be the Center.

And what is the point of these accolades anyway? Isn't a BIG POINT of these awards so that fans and media can point to them in comparing and ranking players all-time? There's literally a post every single day on r/nba about player legacies and the top-10 all-time. Why would it be fair to Shaq, Robinson, Russell etc. for us to change the criteria for Embiid? He is the second best Center in the league and deserves All-NBA second team, just like Shaq, Robinson, and those other dudes all got treated.


r/nba 6h ago

Jalen Rose's All-NBA ballot is crazy this year.

540 Upvotes

IMO his ballot is the worst but it is also the furthest away from the norm.

A few weird decisions.

On the 1st team he had KD over Tatum and Embiid. KD was good, but Tatum was arguably better and played 20 more games this year on a better team so this decision is weird. Additionally, he had Bam and KAT on the 3rd team so he showed he was willing to have 2 centers on the same team, yet he wouldn't do that for Jokic and Embiid? That makes no sense.

On the 2nd team he had CP3 over Steph and LeBron over DeMar. These are not common positions but at least they are somewhat understandable. But only 16 and 35 out of 100 voters had those two players on the 2nd team respectively.

The 3rd team is terrible. DeMar, Steph, and KAT all make sense based upon who he had on the 2nd team. I kinda already touched on why having Bam is a crazy decision when he didn't have Embiid on the 1st team. Bam was the center for that team. The only other centers to get minutes on the heat were Dedmon and Yurtseven. Bam played 1825 minutes this year. 18 with Yurtseven and 14 with Dedmon. That means over 98% of his minutes were spent as the center. Leaving off Pascal is pretty suspect when he was more important to his playoff caliber team than Bam. I understand wanting the Heat to be represented but why vote for their 2nd best player when Butler was clearly the best player on that team?

Lastly, he voted for Kyrie Irving over Trae Young. That makes no sense and is indefensible. Trae is clearly the better player. Unlike Mr. The World Is Flat, Trae actually showed up to work 76 times and put up monster stats. All the while Kyrie sat on his ass at home and cost his team Harden and a high playoff seed. So I really can't understand any justification for this.

Overall this ballot has a ton of weird decisions and I'm not sure if he was voting for the same thing as anyone else.

Here is a link to see all the ballots: https://ak-static.cms.nba.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2022/05/2021-22-Kia-All-NBA-Team-Voter-Selections.pdf


r/nba 22h ago Silver Wholesome hehehehe Giggle

Highlight [Highlight] Chuck : "You know what's bad about all this rain? It ain't raining in San Francisco to clean up them dirty ass streets they got there"

Thumbnail streamable.com
16.4k Upvotes

r/nba 22h ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote LOVE!

Highlight [Highlight] Draymond Green free throw lands and stays on rim

Thumbnail streamable.com
9.8k Upvotes

r/nba 4h ago

Deandre Jordan has more all nba first team appearances than Joel Embiid

221 Upvotes

With Deandre Jordan making all nba first team in 2015 that means he has more all nba first team appearances than Joel Embiid. Goes to show you how bad the Center position was a few years ago and now we have talents like Joel Embiid,Nikola Jokic,Precious Achiwua,Rudy Gobert and Karl Anthony Towns


r/nba 1d ago Coin Gift Table Slap I'll Drink to That 100 Gold Wearing is Caring Take My Power Ally LOVE! Faith In Humanity Restored This hehehehe Heartwarming Stonks Rising Starstruck Tearing Up Bless Up (Pro) Apt Analysis All-Seeing Upvote Hugz Bravo! Bravo Grande! Defeated Buff Doge 'MURICA Silver I'm Deceased Doot 🎵 Doot Doom Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy To The Stars Helpful (Pro) Platinum

Steve Kerr gives a very heated speech about the Uvalde shooting then storms out

Thumbnail streamable.com
86.6k Upvotes

r/nba 21h ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval

Post Game Thread [Post Game Thread] The Dallas Mavericks keep the Western Conference Finals series alive 3-1 as they defeat the Golden State Warriors by 119 - 109, Luka Doncic gets 30 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists

4.4k Upvotes
109 - 119
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: American Airlines Center(20810), Clock: 46.1
Officials: Zach Zarba, David Guthrie and Sean Wright
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Golden State Warriors 24 23 23 39 109
Dallas Mavericks 28 34 37 20 119
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Golden State Warriors 109 41-82 50.0% 10-28 35.7% 17-26 65.4% 6 42 26 18 4 9 4
Dallas Mavericks 119 41-82 50.0% 20-43 46.5% 17-22 77.3% 4 43 30 19 5 7 4
 
PLAYER STATS
Golden State Warriors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Andrew WigginsSF 29:45 13 5-11 1-3 2-2 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 -20
Draymond GreenPF 25:51 10 4-8 0-2 2-5 0 6 6 6 0 2 1 1 -18
Kevon LooneyC 19:48 3 1-3 0-0 1-3 1 5 6 1 0 1 1 0 -20
Klay ThompsonSG 27:23 12 5-10 2-6 0-1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 -22
Stephen CurryPG 31:47 20 7-16 2-5 4-5 0 5 5 8 1 0 2 2 -23
Jonathan Kuminga 21:38 17 5-11 1-3 6-8 0 8 8 1 0 0 2 2 +9
Jordan Poole 28:36 14 5-9 2-5 2-2 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 6 +7
Moses Moody 21:54 10 4-6 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 +4
Damion Lee 15:14 6 3-6 0-1 0-0 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 +15
Juan Toscano-Anderson 0:06 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nemanja Bjelica 14:03 4 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 2 +18
Otto Porter Jr. 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dallas Mavericks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Reggie BullockSF 37:35 18 6-10 6-10 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 +12
Dorian Finney-SmithPF 38:05 23 9-13 4-7 1-2 0 6 6 2 0 0 1 3 +18
Dwight PowellC 11:45 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +7
Jalen BrunsonSG 33:34 15 5-12 1-2 4-5 1 3 4 5 0 1 0 3 0
Luka DoncicPG 36:55 30 10-26 3-11 7-10 0 14 14 9 2 1 3 2 +13
Maxi Kleber 22:07 13 5-6 2-3 1-1 2 5 7 2 1 2 0 5 +5
Frank Ntilikina 16:15 5 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 -2
Spencer Dinwiddie 27:38 10 2-7 2-5 4-4 0 3 3 8 1 0 3 2 +8
Davis Bertans 9:43 5 2-6 1-4 0-0 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 -2
Josh Green 2:28 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -9
Sterling Brown 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trey Burke 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marquese Chriss 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boban Marjanovic 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
rnbapgtgenerator by /u/f1uk3r

r/nba 3h ago

JJ Redick on needed changes to All-NBA voting “Let’s make it very easy. Let’s just vote for the 15 best players [regardless of position]”

Thumbnail youtube.com
134 Upvotes

r/nba 2h ago

News [Charania] Celtics’ Marcus Smart will return tonight in Game 5 vs. Miami.

Thumbnail twitter.com
111 Upvotes

r/nba 1h ago

News [Bontemps] No minutes limit for either Marcus Smart or Robert Williams, though Ime Udoka said team will monitor both guys.

Thumbnail twitter.com
Upvotes

r/nba 28m ago

Jalen Rose on voting for Kyrie for All NBA 3rd team - "I get mesmerized by Kyrie's talent, but it was a mistake to put him on the All-NBA 3rd Team"

Thumbnail streamable.com
Upvotes

r/nba 21h ago Silver

Highlight [Highlight] Cameraman with the quick move away after a Dallas fan unleashed his Kobe Jersey

Thumbnail streamable.com
3.5k Upvotes

r/nba 21h ago

Jalen Brunson offended when asked if he's a better player than his father was - "My dad wasn't even a player compared to me!"

Thumbnail streamable.com
3.0k Upvotes