Tayshaun May Shut it Down Tonight

Prince, who has six points total in the series’ first two games, won’t force the action with his achy back in Game 3: “I will give whatever I can give,” he said. “It felt better today (Thursday), but at the same time, I didn’t go at game speed. I am not the type of person to give excuses about injuries because I know both Rasheed and Rip (Hamilton) played hurt for us this season. “But this is the pivotal game, so if I am not getting anything going early, I will let Arron (Afflalo) and those guys take the load.”