Turner Sports and NBATV analyst Dennis Scott spoke with The Comeback on Wednesday to discuss the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
Included among the highlights from our nearly 15-minute interview are thoughts on Isaiah Thomas’ 53-point game Tuesday versus the Wizards and Houston’s surprising blowout of San Antonio in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Here is the full interview:
On Isaiah Thomas’ Playoff Heroics
“To hear Isaiah Thomas say ‘my teammates give me the life, I had to play because I know my sister would want me to play and not give up,’ it’s just really touching and it puts everybody back in their seats saying ‘wow, this is a real humanistic situation going on in live sports.'”
On Kyle Lowry’s Disappearances In The Playoffs
“Respectfully, I put an APB out on Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry has to play better basketball, period. DeMar DeRozan’s gonna do what he does, he’s gonna get his 20, 25, 28, get to the free throw line, play solid defense. But Kyle Lowry has to understand that if they’re going to trap him, he has to split the trap and find open shooters or still find a way to get to his shot and get some points.”
On The Warriors-Jazz Series
“Once Golden State’s defense locks in and they stop you and get on a run, you’re in trouble.”
On Houston Blowing Out San Antonio In Game One
“When you have a team down by 10 or 15 in the playoffs and they’re at home, you have to bury them. You have to put your foot on their throat.”