Check out the news that highlighted the day in the NBA including the Los Angeles Lakers plans to sit down with Monty Williams and Juwan Howard and discuss the head coaching position, Stephen Curry’s record and more.
Sources: Lakers to meet with 76ers’ Williams | ESPN
The Los Angeles Lakers’ senior management is planning to travel to the east coast to meet with the Philadelphia 76ers’ assistant coach Monty Williams between Games 2 and 3 of the Sixers’ playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN. Lakers’ GM Rob Pelinka is spearheading the search, which includes Williams and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue as the leading candidates.
The Lakers have been granted permission to meet and discuss head coaching job with 76ers assistant Monty Williams, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 13, 2019
Sources: Cavs, Lakers want to talk to Howard | ESPN
The Cleveland Cavaliers will start conducting interviews in their coaching search this week and will meet with Miami Heat’s assistant coach Juwan Howard and Dallas Mavericks’ assistant coach Jamahl Mosley. According to a source close to Ramona Shelburne, the Los Angeles Lakers also received permission from the Heat to interview Howard.
The Lakers have received permission to speak to Juwan Howard, plan interview him next week
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 14, 2019
Curry becomes the all-time leader in postseason 3s | ESPN
Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry is now the NBA’s all-time leader in postseason three-pointers. The point guard surpassed Ray Allen on that list during the Warriors’ 121-104 Game 1 victory over the LA Clippers at Oracle Arena. Curry entered the game seven triples behind Allen, but the two-time NBA MVP topped Allen in the third quarter, when he nailed his eighth triple of the game, giving him 386 postseason three-pointers.
“That’s pretty special. I mean, I always talk about longevity and the all-time great shooters. Ray Allen, Reggie Miller — anytime we can pass them in the record books, it’s pretty special,” Curry said after the game. “I shot a lot of [3-pointers], so I got to make a lot of them.”
— Sky Sports NBA (@SkySportsNBA) April 14, 2019
Durant, Beverley ejected late in Warriors’ win | ESPN
Golden State Warriors’ forward Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Patrick Beverley were ejected after receiving a pair of double technicals for repeatedly jawing at each other in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ playoff-opening 121-104 win.
Steve Kerr was disappointed with what he saw and said: “We took the bait, [Durant] took the bait, and that’s two technicals. You get seven technicals, your seventh one is a suspension in the playoffs. Whether you play four playoff games or 24, seven is the magic number. So he’s got four to play with after one game.”
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) April 14, 2019
Johnson busted with cell phone, fined by 76ers | ESPN
Philadelphia 76ers’ center Amir Johnson was busted for showing his teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss to the Brooklyn Nets on, which led to a fine from the team and an official apology from Amir.
“I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick, and he was checking on her,” Embiid said.
"I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick, and he was checking on her."
—Joel Embiid on why he was looking at Amir Johnson's phone on the bench pic.twitter.com/xwZyKnnQ9f
— ESPN (@espn) April 13, 2019
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