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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Rockets pre-game gathering in the tunnel at Oracle moments before they take the floor for Game 3. In a word: loose.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on Luc Mbah a Moute, who has struggled since returning from dislocating his right shoulder for the second time this season: "I'll stick with him and trust him because he deserves that. He's one of the reasons why we're here and we won 65 games."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Ex-Texas A&M center Tyler Davis told ESPN's The Undefeated that he is staying in the NBA Draft and forgoing his senior season. "I loved my time at Texas A&M. I love Coach Kennedy, my coaches and my teammates. I will always be an Aggie, and am thankful I was a part of their program. I just want to start my career as a pro and have decided to stay in the 2018 NBA Draft with the goal of being in the NBA next season," Davis told The Undefeated.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

PJ Tucker's game day attire for Game 3. Never disappoints.


Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Jay Triano has agreed to become the top assistant on James Borrego's new coaching staff with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown: "I use [Game 3] as fuel. I thought it was embarrassing. Thought we came out, the way I played, the way I performed, how not aggressive I was in the first half, I look at that as fuel to come out in Game [4] and be excited about it and be ready to play and ready to fight."


Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

Whatever It Takes! Tonight it would've taken $2,190.00 to sit courtside and watch Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers claim a 30 point victory against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs head into the 4th Q with all five starters in double-digits and leading 87-63. LeBron James 27 pts, 9 ast, 4 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk; Kevin Love 13 pts, 14 reb, 4 ast; George Hill 13 pts, 2 ast; JR Smith 11 pts, 5 reb; Tristan Thompson 10 pts, 7 reb. Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum both lead Boston with 13 pts apiece. The Celtics are shooting just 37.5 pct as a team.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James was 3-for-23 from 3 in the entirety of the Eastern Conference semifinals through Game 1 of the ECF. In his last game and a half, he's 8-for-14 from 3.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs up 32-17 after 1Q. CLE shoots 6-for-11 from 3 (54.5 pct) and puts two players in double digits with LeBron James (12 pts on 4-for-6) and George Hill (11 pts on 4-for-7). Jayson Tatum (6 pts) leads Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics took extremely good care of the basketball through the first two games of this series. In Game 3, four first-quarter turnovers didn't help the team's offensive woes. Cavaliers pushed their lead as high as 19 in the frame.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The pregame coaches comments on the narratives coming into Game 3 mimicked one another. Tyronn Lue on the Cavs being 0-2 in the series: "We're not discouraged. We're ready for Game 3. 0-2 doesn't really mean anything." Brad Stevens on the Celtics being 1-4 on the road so far in the postseason: "We've only played five games [on the road in the playoffs]. I think it's a pretty small sample size."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

George Hill and JR Smith combined to go 1-for-11 from 3 in Games 1 and 2. They are 2-for-4 from 3 in the first quarter of Game 3 so far.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Rozier has four points on 2-for-4 shooting to start Game 3. The rest of the Boston Celtics have started off 0-for-5.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

George Hill scores the first bucket of Game 3 with a driving layup in traffic. He vowed to be more aggressive and is showing that from the tip here.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Delaney, the former longtime official/VP of referee operations and director of officials, will be awarded the Presidential Medallion when he addresses the graduating class at his alma mater, New Jersey City University, on May 22 in Newark. It surely will be an entertaining address since Delaney is a terrific public speaker full of incredible stories from his NBA days and the nearly three harrowing years he served as an undercover state trooper assigned to infiltrate the New Jersey organized crime scene in the mid-1970s.

Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

Kevin Love warming up prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens' young nephew lives in Northeast Ohio and was offered extra credit if he wore any Cleveland gear to school last week. Stevens: “He wore all green. And three years ago he was all Cleveland stuff, so we're making strides with him."

Raajik Shah ESPN 

Draymond Green on playing with force....


Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens told reporters it's been a long year and a lot has happened since they last played in Cleveland on Opening Night back in October.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Shane Larkin traveled to Cleveland with the team but there is still no timeline for his return. Said Larkin: "I can get my arm above my ear, so that's finally there." Noted Brad Stevens: "I still don't anticipate him being available any time in the near future. He's still sore." Larkin got injured in Game 4 of the 76ers series.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum on Kobe Bryant's "Detail" video critiquing his game: "That was really cool for me. Growing up, that was my favorite player. … I've probably watched it like 25 times already. It's very helpful information that I can take with me."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding the NBA Draft Combine, several teams have been surprised that Arizona big man Dusan Ristic and Rhode Island guard EC Matthews weren't among the group of players to get an invite.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff is interviewing coaches for his staff with the knowledge that Keith Smart will join David Fizdale as an assistant with the Knicks, per ESPN sources. Smart will be a top assistant on Fizdale's staff.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young, when asked if he thought he was the best scorer in this Draft: "I think I'm the best overall player in this draft. My main focus isn't necessarily to be the best player in this draft. My focus is to be the best player in the NBA. That's what I'm focusing on each and every day."