The Jazz and Nuggets will play Game 7 tomorrow after Jamal Murray again scored 50 points to force one last showdown with Donovan Mitchell, Kawhi Leonard led the way as the Clippers eliminated the Mavericks in a game that saw Marcus Morris ejected for a flagrant foul on Luka Doncic, and a well balanced attack helped the Boston Celtics easily defeat the world champion Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their series. PLUS: Check Dunk Bait live on Twitter Tuesday at 10am PST as John Nichols, Josiah Johnson and Zack Schwartz answer your questions about the NBA playoffs.
JAMAL MURRAY: I just want to win. And in life you find things that hold value to you and things to fight for, and we found something worth fighting for as the NBA, as a collective unit. And I use these shoes as a symbol to me to keep fighting.
LAJETHRO JENKINS: Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray have been going at it all series with three 50-point games between them in the first five games. And game 6 was no different with Murray dropping another 50 ball. He put the Nuggets on his back, forcing what should be an incredible game seven tomorrow. Got to wonder if they run into each other after that game, will it be as friendly as the first time?
JAMAL MURRAY: Crazy thing out here being in the bubble? I got to see this dude right after the game. He just dropped 57!
LAJETHRO JENKINS: The Clippers closed out their series with Dallas, sending the Mavs home in six. LA's always going to be a contender because Kawhi's always going to be an animal. But outside of him, the Clips have a couple big questions like, is Marcus Morris dirty?
He was ejected after karate chopping Luka Doncic upside dome. And that was after stomping the dude's bad ankle. Now look, I don't know if he's dirty, but I also don't know what else you'd call it.
Also, does Paul George need a new nickname? Playoff p? Shot 6 of 19, proving it's a bad idea to give yourself a nickname. Like, real bad. But for Dallas, the future is all about Luka. And like I tweeted last week, any comparison is on the table, and I'm standing by it.
Dirk was the best international player, and he's way ahead of where Dirk was at 21. This man can barely buy a drink. All right, but if we're talking about a young star, we've got to talk about Boston.
Yesterday, the Celtics served notice that they should be taken seriously. They took down the world champs in game one and made it look easy.
- Good look, Kemba-- good!
LAJETHRO JENKINS: I mean, damn, the only thing that went wrong for Boston was Kemba getting caught cursing on TV-- if you can call that wrong. As for their youth movement, the world already new Jayson Tatum was a beast. I mean, just ask his son.
JAYSON C. TATUM JR: Daddy. Daddy.
LAJETHRO JENKINS: But now we're going to know Jaylen Brown. He's standing tall in the bubble protesting, and he's only 23. It's time the world get to know a little bit more about, and I know just where that can happen. Check "Dunk Bait" live tomorrow on Twitter at 10:00 AM Pacific. Josiah, Zach, and I will be answering any questions you have about the NBA playoff.
- For instance?
LAJETHRO JENKINS: For instance, what did Jaylen Brown say to keep the bubble from popping? Is this the end for Melo, or does he have a new home in Portland? What was in the note that LeBron got from Kap? And why was he dancing? Actually, I'll answer that last one right now-- because he was messing with AD.
But all the rest? Twitter. 10:00 AM. Tomorrow. "Dunk Bait." Wakanda forever.