The 16-year veteran scored 12 points in the third quarter on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting in keeping the Nuggets at bay. Making nine consecutive shots at one point, Paul scored 25 points in the second half on 10-for-12 shooting.Phoenix Suns
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“It’s when I land,” Mitchell said of what is causing him pain. “It’s been just trying to manage it. I don’t really know what else to tell you. I don’t want to say too much. It was just the landing, but I’m good. I’ll be ready for Game 4.”
“We got to drown out the noise and go there for one mission,” he said. “And that one mission is to not come back there.”Washington Wizards
''You can ask anybody on this team how has Chris developed your game and everybody's going to have a lengthy answer because he cares,'' Booker said.Sacramento Kings
Atlanta is actively using Simmons' inability to shoot free throws against him. As the Hawks employed a hack-a-Ben strategy in a desperate attempt to swing momentum in their favor on Wednesday, Simmons finished 4-for-14 from the line, including two freebies that would have given the Sixers a 10-point lead with 3:31 remaining. He is now 12-for-39 in the series and 22-for-67 in the playoffs (32.8%). Only Ben Wallace — a career 41.4% free-throw shooter — shot worse from the line on at least 50 attempts in a playoff run.Utah Jazz
Clint Capela on Joel Embiid: "Whenever you wear him out, everything becomes tougher for him. When the fatigue comes in, it's a different ballgame."
Van Gundy joins Nate Bjorkgren as coaches who've parted ways with their teams after being hired before the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the fifth time in the past 30 seasons that multiple teams have changed coaches who were with the franchise for just one season.
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