Kawhi Leonard wants to play Thursday night. Gregg Popovich won’t let him.
The Spurs coach said Thursday his All-Star forward will not play in Thursday’s Game 6 against the Rockets. Popovich wants Leonard, who leads the Spurs in scoring, rebounds AC Milan Cheap Jerseys and assists in the playoffs, to rest his injured ankle.
Rondo was sidelined with a broken thumb after Game 2 of the series, when the Bulls led two games to none. With the point guard out of the lineup, the Celtics came charging back to win four straight and take the series in six games.
It was very frustrating, especially the way we were clicking at the time, Rondo said Tuesday on Inside the NBA, via the Chicago Tribune. We had a good chemistry going and I thought we were some making great adjustments in Games 1 and 2.
In the first two games of the series, Rondo averaged 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.
According to Rondo, the flow of the team was disrupted when he was sidelined and backup Isaiah Canaan came in to play.
The Bulls lost by an average of 14.8 points in their final four games.
Let’s take a look at what happened in each playoff Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China game, along with the turning points and X-factors that helped shape the final scores.
What happened: Westbrook found out what we already knew: You can’t do it on your own. The MVP candidate completed his amazing season with another absurd line of 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. However, Westbrook only shot 15 of 34, including 5 of 18 from 3-point range. The Rockets made him work for everything, especially the defensive pitbull known as Patrick Beverley. James Harden had 34 points on an off shooting night, but the rest of the roster picked up the slack. Did Westbrook’s teammates fail him? Did Westbrook fail to trust his teammates? Did Westbrook shoulder too much of the load? It was likely a combination of all three.