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Thaddeus Young, F, BRK4/25/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young shot 50 percent of the field with 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Game 3 victory, 91-83, over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Young had a very disappointing Game 2 versus the Hawks with just two points, so it was good to see him back to his usual self. If Brooklyn is going to pull the upset, they need this type of production from Young.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL4/25/2015 5:52:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll shot 9-for-12, including 3-of-5 from the 3-point line on his way to 22 points in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Atlanta, however, lost the game, 91-83. Carroll also had six rebounds and a steal. It was nice to see this type of production from Carroll after he only had two points in Game 2.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK4/25/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Brooklyn avoided falling behind, 3-0, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Hawks on Saturday.
Insight: Lopez was 7-for-18 and also had two blocks. He is averaging 20.0 ppg and 11.3 rpg in the series. Atlanta leads, 2-1.
Arron Afflalo, G, POR4/25/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Portland guard Arron Afflalo is probable for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Memphis.
Insight: Afflalo has been dealing with shoulder issues, but practiced this week. The Blazers need his outside shooting to open up the floor.
Chris Kaman, C, POR4/25/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Portland backup center Chris Kaman is questionable for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Memphis.
Insight: Kaman did not play in Game 2 which meant Meyers Leonard saw significant minutes.
Beno Udrih, G, MEM4/25/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies backup point guard Beno Udrih is questionable for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Portland due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: A solid bench player averaging 7.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, Udrih's minutes will force Mike Conley to play more minutes while even Nick Calathes might see a few minutes.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/25/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee missed Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to continuing back spasms, but should be available for Saturday's Game 4.
Insight: The Warriors didn't missed a beat in the first three games without Lee in the lineup so his return will just make things a bit easier to close out the series.
James Michael McAdoo, F, GSW4/25/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo will miss Game 4 of the series with New Orleans due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: McAdoo isn't part of the regular rotation, so this shouldn't change anything for the Warriors or fantasy owners.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI4/25/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson played 29 minutes in the double-overtime Game 3 win and appears to be over his shoulder and ankle issues.
Insight: Gibson only attempted eight shots, but was solid on the boards as usual with 10 rebounds. With Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose doing most of the scoring, Gibson is likely to concentrate on hitting the glass for the rest of the series.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI4/25/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is not expected to play against the Bucks in Game 4 on Saturday due to a quad injury.
Insight: At this point, it wouldn't be a surprise if Mirotic also misses the remainder of the series. Taj Gibson and Tony Snell should see additional minutes.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL4/24/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis put in 34 points Friday night.
Insight: Ellis had a look to send the game into overtime, but bricked it badly. He shot 15-of-25 from the field, 1-of-2 from the line, and 3-of-5 from downtown. Ellis also recorded nine assists, two rebounds, three steals, and just one turnover.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL4/24/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was impressive during Friday's loss to the Rockets.
Insight: He shot 10-of-19 from the field and 11-of-11 from the line for 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, one block, and one turnover. Unfortunately it was not enough.
James Harden, G, HOU4/24/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points on Friday night.
Insight: He shot 15-of-24 from the field, 7-of-7 from the line, and 5-of-7 from downtown. Harden also managed nine dimes, five boards, one steal, and five turnovers.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/24/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard pulled down a ridiculous 26 rebounds during Friday's Game 3 win over the Mavericks.
Insight: He also had 13 points, three assists, two blocks, two steals, and three turnovers in 38 minutes of action.
Tony Parker, G, SAN4/24/2015 2:02:00 PM
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker was forced to miss time in Wednesday's Game 2 with leg issues, but will play in Game 3.
Insight: "I think I'll be alright," said Parker. Parker is dealing with a sore right Achilles. He also has a sore left ankle. He's a warrior.
Devin Harris, G, DAL4/24/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris (toe) practice Thursday and will play in Friday's Game 3 against Houston, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Harris played just under 10 minutes in the series opener, but he, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will see big minutes given Rajon Rondo's back/personal issues.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS4/23/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner nearly recorded a triple-double during Thursday's Game 3 loss versus Cleveland.
Insight: He finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and four turnovers. Turner played 33 minutes and shot 8-of-15 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the line.
LeBron James, F, CLE4/23/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a double-double on Thursday night.
Insight: He shot 13-of-26 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 31 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, four steals, two blocks, and four turnovers. Cleveland now has a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Kevin Love, F, CLE4/23/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love knocked down six 3-pointers during Thursday's Game 3 win over Boston.
Insight: Love hit some massive shots, and finished with 23 points, nine boards, three assists, and one turnover, while shooting 8-of-16 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line.
Tony Parker, G, SAN4/23/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker was forced to miss time in Wednesday's Game 2 with leg issues, but doesn't expect to miss Game 3.
Insight: "I think I'll be alright," said Parker. Parker is dealing with a sore right Achilles. He also has a sore left ankle.
James Michael McAdoo, F, GSW4/23/2015 2:38:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo will miss Game 3 of the series with New Orleans due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Golden State will also be missing David Lee. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights will see extra playing time.
Devin Harris, G, DAL4/23/2015 2:34:00 PM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris (toe) practice Thursday and has been upgraded to probable for Friday's Game 3 against Houston.
Insight: Harris played just under 10 minutes in the series opener, but he, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will see big minutes given Rajon Rondo's back/personal issues.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/23/2015 11:52:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to continuing back spasms.
Insight: The Warriors haven't missed a beat in the first two games without Lee in the lineup. They won't miss him in Game 3 either.
Jrue Holiday, G, NOP4/23/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday (sore right leg) was hard at work during Wednesday's practice and appears like he'll be ready to play in Game 3 against Golden State.
Insight: Given his lengthy injury history it's still no guarantee. he averaged 14.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.6 spg this season over 40 games, but the team played just as well with Tyreke Evans as the lead point guard.
Mike Conley, G, MEM4/22/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points during Wednesday's Game 2 victory against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He shot 6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. Conley also had six dimes, one rebound, one steal, and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action. Courtney Lee also had a team-high 18 points.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM4/22/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double on Wednesday night.
Insight: He did not shoot well from the field, going 5-of-16. However, Randolph had 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one turnovers.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/22/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: He shot just 7-of-20 from the field, but did go 9-of-10 from the line for 24 points, 13 boards, one assist, one 3-pointer, four blocks, two steals, and four turnovers. If Portland loses this series, it will be interesting to see if Aldridge bolts in free agency this summer.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL4/22/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap went 4-of-4 from downtown on Wednesday night.
Insight: He scored a team-high 19 points and also recorded seven boards, two assists, two blocks, and one turnover. Millsap shot 7-of-11 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.
Al Horford, C, ATL4/22/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford posted a double-double during Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Nets.
Insight: Horford finished with 14 points and 13 boards, along with seven assists, one stealm two blocks, and two turnovers.
Jarrett Jack, G, BRK4/22/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a team-high 23 points on Wednesday night.
Insight: He did so off the bench and shot 9-of-13 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. Jack also managed five rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers in 29 minutes of action.
Deron Williams, G, BRK4/22/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams had a weird stat line during Wednesday's loss versus Atlanta.
Insight: Williams scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field, and missed a wide open baseline jumper that would have tied the game with under 30 seconds left. He also had 10 boards, eight assists, two steals, and three turnovers.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/22/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (knee) will miss the rest of the postseason.
Insight: Parsons may undergo surgery, but no matter what, he will be out for the remainder for the playoffs.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL4/22/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo (back) is out indefinitely.
Insight: It is being reported he sustained a back injury in Game 2, but we feel it does deeper than that. The Rondo-Dallas experiment has not gone according to plan, and we may have seen him in a Mavericks' uniform for the final time.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI4/22/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will not play against the Bucks in Game 3 on Thursday due to a quad injury according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Insight: At this point, it wouldn't be a surprise if Mirotic also misses Game 4. But Kirk Hinrich might be able to play and Taj Gibson will also pick up the slack.
Enes Kanter, C, OKC4/22/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent surgery on his left knee and will be out for the next 4-6 weeks according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Kanter is fully expected to be ready for training camp next fall, and with all signs pointing with Kanter resigning with the Thunder, he should have a lot of fantasy upside in 2015-16.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL4/22/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not return to Dallas next season if Rick Carlisle remains the Mavericks head coach according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: No surprise here. Rondo hit rock bottom with the Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, playing just 10 minutes, scoring four points and committing four fouls. Rondo in Dallas has been a disaster from the start, and it would be very surprising if owner Mark Cuban chose him over a championship winning coach.
James Harden, G, HOU4/22/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had 24 points with six assists, five rebounds, and a steal in the, 111-99, Game 2 victory over the Mavericks on the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Harden was just 5-for-17 from the field, but also 13-of-13 at the line. He is averaging 24.0 ppg through the first two games of the series. Houston leads the series, 2-0.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL4/22/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led Dallas with 24 points in the Game 2 loss to the Rockets in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Dallas offense was all out of wack in Game 2. Ellis didn't shoot well, though, going 8-for-23 from the field, including 2-of-8 from downtown. He also had five rebounds, three assists and one block. Ellis needs to take fewer shots, and Dallas needs more from Dirk Nowitzki and Rajon Rondo, who only played 10 minutes on Tuesday because of foul trouble.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/22/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard had a double-double in the, 111-99, victory over the Mavericks on Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: This was arguably Howard's best game since November. Howard shot 10-for-15 on his way to 28 points and 12 rebounds. He also had two assists and two blocks. Houston leads the series, 2-0.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS4/21/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had a game-high 28 points as Washington routed Toronto, 117-106, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Beal and John Wall had incredible games as both scored more than 25 points. At one point, Washingto led by 21 points. Beal also had five rebounds, two assists and a steal.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/21/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had 20 points, seven assists and four rebounds in the loss to the Wizards on Tuesday in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: DeRozan was really the only Raptors player to have a decent night. Toronto lost again at home, 117-106. The series moves to Washington with the Raptors trailing, 2-0.
John Wall, G, WAS4/21/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists as Washington dismantled Toronto again, 117-106, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: The Wizards outscored the Raptors, 71-44, in the second and third quarters. He shot 50 percent from the field with one rebound, one steal and one block too. Washington leads the series, 2-0.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE4/21/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had 26 points, six assists and five rebounds in Game 2 versus the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Irving was 8-for-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from the 3-point line. He also had a block. Irving is averaging 28.0 ppg in his first two playoff games, and Cleveland leads the series, 2-0. So much for the Cleveland's lack of playoff experience being an issue.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS4/21/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench to lead Boston with 22 points in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Boston rallied in the fourth quarter, but they fell short, 99-91. Thomas was 6-for-14 from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 at the line. He also had seven assists in the loss. Cleveland leads the series, 2-0.
LeBron James, F, CLE4/21/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James led Cleveland with 30 points in the, 99-91, victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Celtics.
Insight: With the 30 points, James passed Jerry West for seventh on the all-time postseason scoring list. He was 11-for-22 from the field and also had nine rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. James also had six turnovers, which helped keep the Celtics in the game, but the Cavaliers ultimately had too much. Cleveland leads the series, 2-0.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/21/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons is expected to be a game-time decision for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Houston due to a strained right knee.
Insight: Parsons aggravated an old injury in Game 1 of the series. He's a big part of the Mavs offense, averaging 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg.
Devin Harris, G, DAL4/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris (toe) played in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Houston, but aggravated a toe injury and is questionable for Game 2.
Insight: Harris played just under 10 minutes in the series opener. J.J. Barea and even Raymond Felton could see more playing time, but neither has any real fantasy value.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI4/21/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is dealing with multiple issues - quad strain, swollen left knee and possible concussion.
Insight: He does have a couple of days to heal, but make him questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Thursday against Milwaukee.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/20/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans will play on Monday versus the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals according to NBA.com.
Insight: Jrue Holiday is out, so Evans will see plenty of action. Evans, however, scored just one point in Game 1.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI4/20/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol recorded a double-double in the, 91-82, victory over the Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Gasol finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds. He also had four blocks and three assists. Chicago leads the series, 2-0.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL4/20/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton scored a team-high 22 points in the Game 2 loss to the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Middleton shot 8-for-20 overall, including 3-of-7 from downtown. He also had six rebounds, one steal and one black. Milwaukee will need more scoring from Middleton and other if they are going to come back to beat Chicago. The Bulls lead the series, 2-0.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI4/20/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the, 91-82, Game 2 victory over the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Butler shot 10-for-19, including 3-of-9 from the 3-point line. He also had two assists and one block. The great night for Butler was huge as Derrick Rose had an off shooting night.
Zaza Pachulia, C, MIL4/20/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia received two technical fouls and was ejected in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Bulls.
Insight: Game 2 was chippy early as emotions were riding high. Pachulia got into a scrap with Nikola Mirotic, which led to one of the technicals. Chicago won, 91-82 and leads the series, 2-0.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP4/20/2015 12:04:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans (left knee) is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Golden State.
Insight: Evans (16.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.6 apg) will be a game-time decision after saying he still couldn't run at full speed. Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole woukld see huge increases in playing time if Evans can't run.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/20/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to continuing back spasms.
Insight: More playing time for Draymond Green. Lee has averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg in a backup role. Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights will also see additional minutes.
Draymond Green, F, GSW4/20/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green rolled an ankle in Saturday's win and was limited in Sunday's practice.
Insight: Given his great overall play this season the team likely just wanted to play in safe. He's expected to be ready for Game 2 and should be started as always.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/20/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Houston due to a strained right knee.
Insight: Parsons aggravated an old injury in Game 1 of the series. He's a big part of the Mavs offense, averaging 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg.
Kirk Hinrich, G, CHI4/20/2015 11:58:00 AM
Description: Bulls backup point guard Kirk Hinrich is questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Milwaukee due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Hinrich didn't play in Game 1. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks can carry the load.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI4/20/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Gibson suffered a strained knee and left Saturday's game, but said he could have returned if needed. He grabbed 11 rebounds and scored eight in 25 minutes.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM4/19/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double in the, 100-86, victory over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Randolph finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes. Memphis was ahead by so much in the second half, the Grizzlies were able to get some guys rest. The Grizzlies lead the series, 1-0.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/19/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 32 points in the blowout loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Aldridge was 13-for-34 on his way to 32 points and 14 rebounds. He also had four blocks in his 42 minutes. Memphis' defense was suffocating Portland in the first half and at one point, the Trail Blazers were behind by 28 points. It could be a short series for Aldridge and the Trail Blazers.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM4/19/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol nearly had a triple-double in the, 100-86, victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Insight: The game wasn't as close as the score indicates. At one point, Memphis led by 28. With the big lead, some of the Grizzlies starters didn't play long, but Gasol still played 39 minutes, scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also had three blocks and a steal. Memphis has a, 1-0, lead in the series.
Al Horford, C, ATL4/19/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward/center Al Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the, 99-92, victory over the Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Horford left but did return to Game 1 and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Atlanta led by 12 at the end of the third quarter, but the Nets comeback made things too interesting for the Hawks. For a team so dependant on all five starters, it will be interesting to see how Horford responds to this injury in Game 2.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK4/19/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a double-double in the, 99-92, loss to the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Lopez was 6-for-7, but Nets fans would probably like to see Lopez more invovled in the offense. Lopez was clearly the team's best player down the stretch and was the main reason the Nets made the playoffs. He finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL4/19/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver led Atlanta with 21 points in the team's Game 1 victory over the Nets in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Korver also had seven rebounds in the, 99-92, victory. He was 6-for-12 from the field overall, hitting 5-of-11 3-point attempts. He also had three assists, two steals and a block.
Kevin Love, F, CLE4/19/2015 6:41:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double in his playoff debut on Sunday against the Celtics.
Insight: Love shot 5-for-14 with two 3-pointers on his way to 19 points and 12 rebounds. He also had four assists and a steal. It was a great start for Cleveland, who leads Boston, 1-0, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
LeBron James, F, CLE4/19/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a solid all-around game in the, 113-100, victory over the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: James turned in 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one block. The victory gives Cleveland the early, 1-0, series lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS4/19/2015 6:39:00 PM
Description: Boston really couldn't have asked for more from Isaiah Thomas off the bench in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Thomas led the team with 22 points and 10 assists. He shot 6-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-5 at the 3-point line, 8-for-8 at the foul line while also having five rebounds. His 22 points was as many as starting guards Marcus Smart and Evan Turner had combined.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE4/19/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut against the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Irving was 11-for-21, making five 3-pointers in the, 113-100, victory. Cleveland leads the series against Boston, 1-0.
Mike Conley, G, MEM4/19/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (foot) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Conley had missed the last four regular season games, but is ready to give it a go. He will be a solid daily option.
James Harden, G, HOU4/19/2015 8:40:00 AM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden scored a team-high 24 points during Saturday's Game 1 win over Dallas.
Insight: Harden shot 4-of-11 fromt he field and 15-of-17 from the line. He also managed 11 assists, two boarfs, one steal, and two turnovers.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL4/19/2015 8:38:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler pulled down 18 rebounds during Saturday's loss versus Houston.
Insight: Chandler also had 11 points, two steals, one block, two turnovers, and shot 5-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI4/18/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 25 points during Saturday's Game 1 victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Butler shot 8-of-14 from the field, 7-of-8 from the line and 2-of-5 from downtown. He also managed six dimes, two boards, one steal, and two turnovers.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI4/18/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose played very well in his first playoff game in three years.
Insight: Rose finished with 23 points, seven assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Very solid outing.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL4/18/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton scored a team-high 18 points during Saturday's Game 1 loss versus Chicago.
Insight: Middleton also had two rebounds, one assist, four steals, one block, and one turnover. He shot 7-of-17 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-6 from downtown.
Draymond Green, F, GSW4/18/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green nearly posted a triple-double on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Green finished with 15 points, 12 boards, seven assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW4/18/2015 6:19:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored in a team-high 34 points during Saturday's Game 1 victory over the Pelicans.
Insight: He shot 13-of-25 from the field, 4-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-13 from downtown. Curry also managed five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP4/18/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had a big ga,e in his playoff debut.
Insight: He did so in a losing effort versus Golden State, but did almost lead a fourth quarter comeback. Davis shot 13-of-23 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 35 points, seven boards, one assist, four blocks, one steal, and five turnovers.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR4/18/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan posted a double-double during Saturday's OT loss to the Wizards.
Insight: DeRozan shot just 6-of-20 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line for 15 points, 11 boards, six assists, one steal, and three turnovers. Amir Johnson scored a team-high 18 points off the bench.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS4/18/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce did it again in the playoffs.
Insight: Pierce scored a team-high 20 points in Saturday's OT win. He shot 7-of-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-7 from downtown, and also managed four rebounds, one steal, one block, and one turnover.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU4/18/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will have his minutes limit raised in the playoffs.
Insight: Howard can play 32 minutes per game in Game 1 of the series agains Dallas, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Joey Dorsey will lose the minutes that Howard gains.
Devin Harris, G, DAL4/18/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris (toe) is questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Houston.
Insight: J.J. Barea and even Raymond Felton could see more playing time though none have much fantasy value behind point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Monta Ellis.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL4/18/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons missed the last six games of the regular season, but should be ready to go for Game 1 versus Houston.
Insight: Parsons was a full participant in Friday's practice. He averaged 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg this season. He could spend some time defending James Harden which might limit his offensive production.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI4/18/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose is ready to go for the opening game of the playoff series.
Insight: It's been since 2011-12 since he played in a playoff game and he should be pretty excited. With Rose, you always have to worry about his health, but he averaged 17.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.9 apg this season.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI4/18/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Gibson went through Friday's practice without incident. Gibson is a solid points and rebound producer when healthy.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI4/18/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Noah (7.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 4.7 spg, 1.1 bpg) was a full participant in Friday's practice and should be ready to go.
Kirk Hinrich, G, CHI4/18/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Milwaukee due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Hinrich couldn't practice on Friday and isn't expected to make it for Game 1. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks can carry the load.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL4/18/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley (back spasms) is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Chicago
Insight: Dudley practiced on Thursday, but he has very little fantasy value averaging 7.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg.
David Lee, PF, GSW4/18/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against New Orleans due to back spasms.
Insight: More playing time for Draymond Green which is a good thing for the Warriors defense. Lee has averaged 7.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg in a backup role. Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights will also see additional minutes.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR4/18/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry appears to be healthy at the right time after posting 26 points in the regular season finale.
Insight: Lowry and the Raptors are injury-free entering the series with Washington. The point guard will have to lead the way for Toronto to advance. he averageds 18.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 7.63 apg in Raptor wins this season.
Garrett Temple, G, WAS4/18/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Washington guard Garrett Temple is dealing with a hamstring issue and will not play at the start of the series.
Insight: Temple hopes to return if the Wizards advance, but doesn't have a big role even if active.
Otto Porter, F, WAS4/18/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Wizards guard Otto Porter is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: He did practice Thursday, so it closer to probable than questionable. His role will likely be limited in the playoffs with veteran Paul pierce getting most of the work.
Nene , PF/C, WAS4/18/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto
Insight: Nene is dealing with shoulder and ankle issues and didn't play the final two games of the season. Expect Nene (11.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.8 apg) to be out there, but limited in playing time.
Andre Drummond, C, DET4/15/2015 11:48:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had a double-double in the season finale versus the Knicks.
Insight: Drummond was 7-for-12 from the field and had two blocks with a steal. He finishes the season averaging 13.7 ppg and 13.5 rpg.
Reggie Jackson, G, DET4/15/2015 11:44:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists in the, 112-90, victory over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Insight: Jackson was 9-for-16 from the field and 6-of-9 at the line. He also had four rebounds and three steals. Jackson really excelled in Detroit after the trade from Oklahoma City, averaging 17.4 ppg, 9.1 apg and 4.7 rpg.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR4/15/2015 11:39:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 19 points in the loss on the final day of the regular season.
Insight: Aldridge also had eight rebounds, one steal and one block. He shot 8-for-24 from the field, including 1-for-3 from the 3-point line. Aldridge finishes the season with 23.5 ppg and 10.3 rpg.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL4/15/2015 11:38:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler only took seven shots, but he still recorded a double-double in the season finale.
Insight: Chandler had 22 points and 15 rebounds in the, 114-98, victory over the Trail Blazers. He finishes the season with 10.1 ppg and 11.5 rpg.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA4/15/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley scored a team and season-high 34 points during Wednesday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: Beasley played all 48 minutes and shot 12-of-27 from the floor and 10-of-11 from the line. He also managed 11 boards, eight assists, two steals, and three turnovers. It'll be interesting to see if a team signs him this offseason.
Bojan Bogdanovic, F, BRK4/15/2015 11:26:00 PM
Description: Nets G/F Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench and scored 28 points in the, 101-88, victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Bogdanovic was 12-for-17, including 4-of-8 from the 3-point line. He also had three rebounds and two assists.
Henry Walker, G, NYK4/15/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Miami forward Henry Walker took advantage of his playing time on Wednesday night.
Insight: With Miami resting almost everyone, Walker played the entire game, with all of his field goal attempts coming from downtown. He shot 6-of-10 from deep and 3-of-5 from the line for 21 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two turnovers.

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