Monologue: KD tore his achilles and the whole NBA just changed
Mistake for KD to play in Game 5?
If KD hurt I Blame the @warriors For pressuring that man to play and he wasn’t healthy! That’s 🤬up! I told him the other night not to play unless he was 100%!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 11, 2019
“I do not because I’m sure Kevin had information that he received from the team doctors, his own doctors, he got all the information that he needed to go out and play” – T-Mac
“The minute he tried to go back and be himself and create off the dribble, that’s when tragedy just happened” – T-Mac
“The reason why Bob Myers had that press conference was because they did know that they made a mistake” – Windhorst
“It’s a terrible moment for the league and going forward, I think it’s going to affect the way people, fans and media and maybe even teams look at players dealing with injury” – Windhorst
“There’s a positive in all this from Game 5: KD gave an emotional lift to this team and you saw how they played. He had something to do with that win” – T-Mac
“I’ve known him my whole career. Probably one of my favorite people. He was genuine on his words [last night]” – T-Mac on his former agent and current Warriors GM, Bob Myers
Why didn’t Raptors close out Warriors in Game 5?
“If the Raptors don’t win one of these next 2 games, 6 points with 3 minutes to go is going to go down in infamy” – Windhorst
“The Warriors won that game, Raptors didn’t lose it” – Windhorst
June 11, 2006 – Dwyane Wade on the fastbreak and going to the hole with the ferocious one-handed dunk on the Mavs!
Congratulations to Jalen Rose leadership academy class of 2019!
— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) June 9, 2019
Did Kawhi travel?
“He has the gather, one two and does not get to three. It’s a clean play” – Windhorst
PSA: Draymond tipped Lowry’s final shot
@warriors Draymond Green deflects a last second game-winning attempt by @Raptors Kyle Lowry preserving Golden State's 106-105 win in Game 5 of #NBAFinals @Money23Green #nba #basketball @sfchronicle photo by @ScottStrazzante pic.twitter.com/zbkxtk2sTT
— Scott Strazzante (@ScottStrazzante) June 11, 2019
“We have to give him a pass. It was a blocked shot” – T-Mac
“That shot could have been memorialized in bronze in Jurassic Park had he knocked down his fingers on that” – Windhorst
22 years ago OTD: The Flu Game
Better landing spot for AD: Knicks or Lakers?
“With KD potentially out next season, AD should really want to be with LeBron” – Windhorst
“Lakers” – T-Mac
Ripple effect of KD’s injury on other free agents?
“If I’m Kawhi and Kyrie, they can’t wait. They’re going to have to make their decision now without knowing what KD is going to do. They’re going to have to strike first” – T-Mac
“I expect KD to sign a longer contract” – Nichols
How do Finals impact Kawhi’s free agency?
“How the Finals have impacted Kawhi: How well the Raptors have taken care of him this year. That has to be worth more” – Windhorst
June 11, 2009 – Kobe Bryant with the pretty behind the back pass to Pau Gasol who throws it down on the Magic!
Game 5 more about Raptors or Warriors?
“Warriors. Two of the best shooters in NBA history come up big for their team in clutch time situations” – T-Mac
“Warriors. We saw great action from the role players. Getting those contributions was why the Warriors were able to overcome KD’s injury. It was also their best defensive effort that they’ve had” – Windhorst
Worried about Draymond getting suspended?
6 techs in the playoffs this year. One more and it’s an automatic 1-game suspension
“I’m not worried about this. He’s been erratic at times throughout this series” – T-Mac
“The officials know this too. They know that a technical with him cannot be a cheap tech. But there’s 0.0 excuse for Draymond to put himself in the situation. None. He just cannot let it happen” – Windhorst
The Undefeated: Tony Parker retires as told to Marc J. Spears
Chances Raptors close out in Game 6?
“They’re fine. They’ve been dominant in this series. I don’t expect anything to change. They’ve won in Golden State, they’re not afraid and will take care of business” – T-Mac
“They have been very poised throughout this entire postseason run” – Windhorst