Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
No further questions for Hawks coach
When Mike Budenholzer sat down for his pregame media availability, he was greeted by silence. He stared back at reporters, then happily left after receiving zero queries. The Hawks host the Wizards for Game 2 at 8 p.m. ET.
Fans, Super fans, then there's Goldstein
Noted NBA enthusiast James Goldstein is in Oakland for Warriors-Grizzlies today but was in Houston Monday night, where he said the hotels were full. So where did he end up staying? "Clyde Drexler's house." (via J.A. Adande)
Blatt tries to take pressure off LeBron
Cavs coach David Blatt said Tuesday, "It's not fair to put everything on one guy. Teams win and lose games and everyone has to give a little bit more." But James pulled the responsibility for Cleveland's Game 1 loss right back on his shoulders. 'Can't go down 0-2'
Grizzlies need their point guard back
ESPN's Marc Stein is hearing inklings that Grizzlies guard Mike Conley Jr. will play in Game 2 today. His shot should be OK but how would he fare in such a physical series? Nick Calathes started for Conley in Game 1 and had 0 points on 0-for-4 shooting.
Wiz on the road means Washington wins
Planning a playoff road trip? Watch out for the Wizards, who've been perfectly comfortable in unfriendly arenas in the past two postseasons. Washington looks to hand Atlanta back-to-back home losses for the first time this season in Game 2 at Philips Arena (8 p.m. ET).
LeBron unhappy with his Game 1 offense
"I did have an off game. ... I'm a very efficient player, as far as my shooting, and to be 9-for-22, that's unacceptable. ... With everybody else, I don't really care what everybody thinks about what my performance is."
Mike Conley hoping to play Game 2 tonight
The Grizzlies PG missed the last three playoff games after being elbowed in the face and undergoing surgery to repair fractures around his eye, but he worked out with the team Monday and said: "I believe I will [play Tuesday]. But I believed that for the last week."
Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN
Tim Duncan's decision anything but easy
Bill Simmons writes that it's tempting for Duncan to retire: "Leave people saying, 'Keep playing! You’re still good at this!' ... Leave knowing that, by any calculation, you were one of the best two-way players ever and one of the most beloved teammates ever." Is it too soon?
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Grizzlies at Warriors, Game 2 tonight GS starting backcourt (Curry/Thompson) outscored MEM (Calathes/Lee) 40-9 in Game 1
2009 NBA redraft: Who do you take No. 1?
The 2015 NBA playoffs features three star 2009 draftees: Blake Griffin ('09 No. 1 overall), James Harden (No. 3) and Stephen Curry (No. 7). Knowing what we know now, who do you take No. 1 overall in 2009? SportsNation: Vote now!
The Art of the NBA Playmaker
Jeff Teague created a perfect high-value scoring opportunity for Paul Millsap on this play that was picture perfect.
His and Hers disagrees on 'Trill'
Willie Cauley-Stein officially changed his middle name to "Trill." While Michael Smith thinks it's cool, Jemele Hill said: "It looks cute now at this age when he's 21 years old, it doesn't look so cute when you're 30."
Is Deron Williams' done in Brooklyn?
Mike Mazzeo thinks so: "It seems like both sides could benefit from a fresh start -- whether it’s via trade, stretch provision or buyout. And it feels like now is the time to make that happen." What's next for the Nets
Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty
Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story
WNBA releases statement on Thomas
In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun." MSG's statement
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Doc Rivers said there's a 50-50 chance Chris Paul will start Game 2.
Blatt protects LeBron
Cavaliers coach David Blatt said: "It's not fair to put everything on one guy. Teams win and lose games and everyone has to give a little bit more. Our margin of error is smaller and we've got to make up for that with 48 minutes of multiple effort and that's on the part of everyone." Windhorst: LeBron to change mindset