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  • Shaun Livingston (toe) back in action vs. TOR
    Shaun Livingston (toe) played 29 minutes in his return to action on Saturday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds and three assists in the road victory.

    Advice: Livingston was typically effective, making 4-of-6 FGs and both of his FT attempts, and his return took some pressure off fellow starters Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. He averaged 26.0 minutes per game this season and the Nets don't play again until Tuesday, so Livingston should be raring to go for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Draymond Green looks fine after leg injury
    Draymond Green bruised his right leg during the first half on Saturday, but he quickly returned to post seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a road victory.

    Advice: Green had a tremendous chase-down block on Darren Collison in the third quarter, which should end any speculation about the severity of his injury. His ability to play multiple positions gives coach Mark Jackson an invaluable weapon off the bench, and his 22 minutes of playing time may increase throughout the series since small lineups are inevitable with Andrew Bogut (ribs) on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
  • Andre Iguodala fouls out vs. Clippers on Sat.
    Andre Iguodala fouled out of Saturday's game with eight points and three assists in only 19 minutes of action.

    Advice: Warriors coach Mark Jackson kept Iguodala in the game with three fouls in the first half and he quickly picked up his fourth, followed by a fifth early in the third quarter. The Clippers had their own foul problems with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both sitting out much of the second half, and the Warriors were able to escape with a thrilling 109-105 victory despite Iguodala's absence down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:53 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 22 points in Game 1 loss
    J.J. Redick got hot in Saturday's Game 1 home loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Redick was subbed out during plenty of defensive possessions in the fourth quarter and it may have taken him out of rhythm, as he didn't so much as attempt a field goal in the period. He recently returned from a bulging disc in his back but the injury didn't seem to affect him whatsoever, and his conditioning seemed fine as he played well in 30 minutes at SG. Rotoworld.com
  • Blake Griffin fouls out in 19 minutes
    Blake Griffin fouled out in 19 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: He finished with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and one block but his absence down the stretch proved critical in the Clippers' four-point defeat. A few of his fouls were very questionable, and if nothing else he'll be rested and out for vengeance during Monday's Game 2 rematch. Rotoworld.com
  • David Lee shines as Warriors win Gm 1 in L.A.
    David Lee looked great in the Warriors' Game 1 victory on Saturday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with 13 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lee played solid post defense and drew a number of fouls against Blake Griffin, who eventually fouled out in 19 minutes. His recent hamstring injury led to some concern about his conditioning, as he hadn't played more than 33 minutes in the past three weeks, but Saturday's performance was a clear indication that the ambidextrous PF is healthy and ready to go. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:49 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan double-doubles w/ five blocks
    DeAndre Jordan blocked five shots with 11 points and 14 rebounds on Saturday, but he turned the ball over seven times and missed 5-of-8 free throws in L.A.'s Game 1 defeat.

    Advice: Blake Griffin was mired in early foul trouble so Jordan barely left the court in the first half, and to his credit he knocked down a pair of critical free throws late in the game after being intentionally fouled. With Andrew Bogut (ribs) unavailable for Golden State, Jordan should have a big first-round series against backup centers Jermaine O'Neal and Marreese Speights. Rotoworld.com
  • Danny Granger (hamstring) returns on Saturday
    Danny Granger (hamstring) returned to action on Saturday, scoring three points in 12 minutes during a Game 1 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Granger shot 1-of-6 from the field in 12 minutes. The Clippers' bench as a whole struggled with the exception of Glen Davis, who fired up the crowd while notching six points, six boards, three assists and three steals in 22 very active minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • Chris Paul scores team-high 28 points vs. GSW
    Chris Paul finished Saturday's home loss with a team-high 28 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

    Advice: CP3 appeared to tweak his hamstring late in the first half but he looked fine in the second half, and the Clippers wouldn't risk playing him if there was considerable risk of making the injury worse. He drilled a pair of clutch 3-pointers and the only negatives in his game were a late turnover (on which he was fouled) and a pair of crucial missed free throws. We're considering him good to go for Game 2 on Monday, and will update his status if anything changes in the next 48 hours. Rotoworld.com
  • Jamal Crawford hits half-court shot in defeat
    Jamal Crawford's shot abandoned him on Saturday, as he made 2-of-11 field goals and 4-of-6 free throws to finish with nine points.

    Advice: One of J-Craw's makes was a spectacular half-court shot to end the second quarter, but otherwise he couldn't find the range. His conditioning may still be an issue as he just returned this week from a strained calf, but the Clippers offer up any excuses as they seek to even the series at 1-1 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
  • Andrei Kirilenko earns DNP-CD in Game 1
    Andrei Kirilenko never left the Nets' bench during Saturday's Game 1 victory.

    Advice: Jason Kidd used a true 10-man rotation with Marcus Thornton, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic, Mason Plumlee and Andray Blatche as his second unit. That makes Kirilenko's absence even more conspicuous, and he'd averaged 26 minutes over the final five games of the regular season with Brooklyn resting regular starters for the playoffs. The Nets won on the road on Saturday so there's a good chance AK will be rooted to the bench again on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
  • Chris Paul may have tweaked hamstring vs. GSW
    Chris Paul appeared to tweak his hamstring late in the first half on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't seem overly concerned about the injury and looked fine while giving a quick interview after the second quarter, but we'll keep a close eye on him in the second half. The Clippers obviously cannot afford to have their star PG aggravate a hamstring injury on the first day of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
  • Draymond Green (knee) back after brief exit
    Draymond Green headed into the Warriors locker room with an apparent right knee injury before halftime on Saturday, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Green was crossed over by Matt Barnes and fell awkwardly, and after a few moments he left to be evaluated by the training staff. His return is great news for Golden State, as the absence of Andrew Bogut (ribs) has already left them more reliant upon guys like Green, Harrison Barnes and Marreese Speights. Rotoworld.com
  • Joe Johnson, Deron Williams each score 24 pts
    Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 24 points in Saturday's road win vs. the Raptors, with Johnson connecting on 8-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: D-Will carried the Nets in the first half and they wisely fed Johnson while he was hot in the third quarter, but it was their locked-in team defense that earned them a tough victory. They'll try to take a stranglehold on the series with another win in Toronto on Tuesday before heading to Brooklyn for Games 3 and 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:51 pm
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) plays 21 minutes in loss
    Amir Johnson (ankle) was a non-factor in the Raptors' Game 1 defeat, scoring two points with three rebounds in just 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: If Johnson's matchup with Paul Pierce is a key to the series the Raptors might be in trouble, as he couldn't take advantage of Pierce in the paint offensively and couldn't defend him on the other end. Johnson's recently sprained ankle is part of the problem and he's unlikely to be 100 percent for Game 2 on Tuesday, so the Raptors may once again lean heavily on Patrick Patterson (nine points, five rebounds in 26 minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:50 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan shoots poorly in Game 1 loss
    DeMar DeRozan didn't score a field goal in the first half of Saturday's loss, and he finished with 14 points on 3-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: The Raptors' entire offense struggled, shooting 39.4 percent with 17 turnovers, and DeRozan was part of the problem by continually forcing up contested shots. As his team's lone All-Star and leading scorer, DeRozan needs to score closer to his season average 22.7 points per game for Toronto's offense to really succeed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:50 pm
  • Paul Pierce's surge helps Nets steal Game 1
    Paul Pierce got hot in the fourth quarter on Saturday, finishing with 15 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a 94-87 win in Toronto.

    Advice: Pierce's late surge helped keep the Raptors at bay and he already looks like a matchup nightmare, as Toronto's PFs aren't nimble enough to chase him off the 3-point line without giving up easy driving and passing lanes. Fellow 'dinosaur' Kevin Garnett had five points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in 20 minutes, and his lone field goal was a dagger in the final minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:47 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas w/ Raptors-record 17 boards
    Jonas Valanciunas set a new Raptors' postseason record with 18 rebounds in Saturday's tough home loss to the Nets, while scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: Valanciunas added two assists and two blocks. He turned the ball over six times but the Raptors wouldn't have stood a chance without his activity in the paint. JV's playing time and production have steadily increased since the All-Star break and he'll need to have a great series for Toronto to overcome their early 0-1 deficit. Rotoworld.com
  • Terrence Ross struggles in 16 minutes vs. BKN
    Raptors SG Terrence Ross scored just three points in 16 minutes of action vs. the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: Ross made 1-of-4 shots with all of his attempts coming from beyond the arc, and he quickly gave way to veteran guard Greivis Vasquez (18 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, eight assists). Ross shot 42.3 percent from the field this season and he was held to single-digits in the final three games of the regular season, so his dud on Saturday isn't a big surprise. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:42 pm
  • Nemanja Nedovic (calf) not available Saturday
    Nemanja Nedovic (calf) will not be available for the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He hurt himself while playing for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the D-League playoffs, but even healthy he'd be unlikely to step on the court for Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
  • Dwyane Wade won't have playing time limits
    Dwyane Wade will not have any medical restrictions in the playoffs, according to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: "I'm going to read his body language, I'm going to read the game," Spoelstra said. "But he's cleared to play. So neither one of us want to put a restriction on it, but we're also realistic and we'll be smart about it." Wade hasn't played more than 23 minutes in a game since late March and he didn't play in more than eight consecutive games all season, so it would be surprising if he doesn't rest at some point during the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:22 am
  • Danny Granger (hamstring) will play in Game 1
    Danny Granger (strained hamstring) will play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: "He looked good," said Doc Rivers. "For a guy who hasn't played, he looked good." Granger isn't likely to play many minutes, especially since the Clippers are at full strength for the first time since mid-November, but his return gives L.A. one more weapon to counter the Warriors' prodigious perimeter game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:56 am
     
    Injured
  • Joakim Noah (bereavement) back at practice
    Joakim Noah (bereavement) returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out on Friday.

    Advice: Noah will be ready for the Bulls' playoff opener vs. Washington on Sunday, which Chicago is heavily favored to win. Wizards center Marcin Gortat averaged 15.4 points and 10.8 rebounds after the All-Star break, but he's unlikely to have so much success while facing Noah on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:39 am
  • Rockets may pair Dwight Howard & Omer Asik
    Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that "it's possible" he'll pair Dwight Howard and Omer Asik for stretches vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: "We haven't done it a lot lately," he said. "They were effective earlier [this season] at stages, and this might be one of those games where if we're having a heck of a time with Aldridge we might try one of our big centers on him." Terrence Jones will get the first chance to slow Aldridge down, but he struggled with the matchup this season and his success or failure will be a key facet of Houston's first-round matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:45 am
  • Tim Duncan ready to play increased minutes
    Tim Duncan said that it would be "perfect" if he averaged 33-35 minutes per game in the playoffs.

    Advice: "I look forward to [a bigger workload]," Duncan said. "I feel good right now. I'm in shape and healthy and ready to take on those extra minutes." He hyper-extended his knee on April 10 but didn't miss any time with the injury, and Gregg Popovich's cautious management of his players should be a key to the Spurs' postseason success -- the Spurs are the only team in the league that didn't have a single player averaging 30 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:12 am
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) ready to play vs. Nets
    Amir Johnson said that his ankle feels "good" as he prepares to defend Paul Pierce in the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: It's a tough matchup for Johnson and it will be even harder if his ankle limits his mobility. Since the All-Star break Johnson has averaged 10.4 points on 60.0 percent shooting, with 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:29 am
  • Raptors may tweak big man rotation vs. Nets
    Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that his team's versatility will be "huge" in their first-round matchup vs. the Nets, who have found success with Paul Pierce starting at PF.

    Advice: Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson will start in the backcourt, with Patrick Patterson as the first big man off the bench, but the distribution of playing time will be a game-by-game decision. "If we stay big we've got to really pound the boards and take advantage of it if they stay small," Casey said. "But at the same time they're such a lethal three-point shooting team ... if we're getting killed with three-point shooting then we'll have to make some adjustments." Rotoworld.com
  • Beno Udrih steps up in Grizzlies' PG rotation
    Grizzlies PG Beno Udrih will take on a bigger role in the playoffs with Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.

    Advice: Calathes was averaging 15 minutes per game and he proved to be invaluable when Mike Conley missed games in February, but his playing time will now fall to Udrih. Although he's only played a handful of minutes with Memphis, Udrih is a career 46.1 percent shooter (35.6 percent from downtown) and he boasts a solid assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.5. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:39 am
  • Alex Len will stay in Phoenix to train
    Suns rookie Alex Len plans to stay in Phoenix this summer, where he'll be "getting healthy, getting stronger and getting better."

    Advice: "Missing last summer hurt me a lot," said Len, who struggled with injuries and averaged 2.0 points on 42.3 percent shooting as a rookie. "I just need to try to play as much as I can because the game was too fast for me this year. It is going to slow down with getting playing time." Len has considerable upside but we'll need to see it on the court before recommending him as a fantasy pick next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:29 am
  • Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters shoot down drama
    Luol Deng said that Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters "love" to play together and have no off-court issues.

    Advice: "There's times where they've looked great," Deng said. "They're human, but in terms of can they play together? Yeah. I've played in this league for 10 years and I know they can." The talented duo have struggled to co-exist offensively, a problem which may have been exacerbated by keeping Waiters in a sixth-man role early in the season, but they showed steady improvement last in the season and their mutual respect bodes well for the future of the Cavs backcourt. Rotoworld.com
  • J.J. Redick feeling refreshed for playoff run
    J.J. Redick said he feels "refreshed" on Friday as the Clippers prepare for a deep playoff run.

    Advice: He has been dealing with a bulging disc in his back, missing 25 games while rehabbing. When asked if he anticipates head coach Doc Rivers placing a limit on his minutes, Redick said he will remain ready when his number is called. "If we look at it from need in the game, needing every win we can get, if he needs me, I'm available." Redick posted a career-high 15.2 points per game in his first season in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Joakim Noah (bereavement) skips practice
    Joakim Noah (personal) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Noah was excused for bereavement reasons. He's in New York, but is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago Saturday. The Bulls open up their first-round series against the Wizards at 7pm ET on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 am
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday
    Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday.

    Advice: Livingston sat out the final five games of the regular season to rest his sore big toe. He's fully expected to play and start in Game 1 against the Raptors Saturday. Livingston was an underrated glue guy during the regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his 54 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Dwyane Wade says injuries aren't as bad
    Dwyane Wade (knee) said he's feeling better to start this postseason compared to last postseason.

    Advice: Wade added he wasn't concerned about continuity with LeBron James and how his last three games helped him. At the conclusion of the playoffs last year, Wade mentioned how much he battled through injury, which explains why the Heat managed him so severely this season. The bottom line is it looks like their plan worked and they'll look to win another title in June. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:07 pm
  • Danny Granger practices on Thursday
    Danny Granger (hamstring) will practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 27 with his hamstring strain and he's likely to be limited in his return. Granger's numbers are a little better with the Clippers compared to what he was putting up with the Pacers earlier this season, but he's not going be asked to do much as the Clippers make a playoff run. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jamal Crawford scores 34 in finale loss
    Jamal Crawford hit 10-of-25 shots and three 3-pointers for 34 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Wednesday's meaningless loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: The Clips secured the No. 3 seed when the Thunder beat the Pistons earlier, and the regulars took this one off. Crawford was great, but wasn't even the best J. Crawford of the night, as GSW's Jordan had a monster night. Darren Collison and Matt Barnes each added 19 points on the night and Blake Griffin's suspension is over. The Clippers are healthy and ready for their first-round match up with the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan starts, then sits for Clips
    DeAndre Jordan started on Wednesday, but played just one minute before leaving with no stats.

    Advice: He's not hurt. He just wanted to say he started all 82 games this season, as well as keep his streak of 241 straight games played alive. He's good to go for the playoffs, along with Blake Griffin and the rest of the Clippers. They'll face the Warriors in Round 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan returns in time for playoffs
    DeMar DeRozan returned from a night of rest and played 22 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with nine points and five rebounds.

    Advice: He's good to go for the Raps' Round 1 meeting with the Nets, and he's surely looking forward to it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Duncan, others ready for Spurs playoffs
    Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter sat out on Wednesday, but the Spurs are healthy and ready for their first-round match up with the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Spurs were 4-0 vs. the Mavs this season and the old guys got plenty of rest down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:51 pm
  • Blake Griffin serves suspension, ready to go
    Blake Griffin served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's finale and should be ready to go in Round 1 of the playoffs against the Warriors.

    Advice: Chris Paul took Wednesday off as well, along with J.J. Redick. All three players should be back in the starting lineup for Round 1 against the Warriors, although Redick is still not quite at 100 percent after a back injury. Glen Davis started for Griffin tonight, but had just seven points and seven rebounds in a somewhat disappointing performance. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • David Lee, other Warriors ready to go
    David Lee, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green all got a rest on Wednesday, but all should be ready to go for the playoffs.

    Advice: Lee is the most banged up of this bunch with a sore hamstring, while Andrew Bogut isn't likely to play in the postseason with a fractured rib. Expect everyone but Bogut to be ready to face the Clippers in Round 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan plays just 22 minutes
    DeMar DeRozan played 22 minutes in his return to the lineup during a 95-92 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring nine points with five boards, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: He rested on Monday and coach Dwane Casey took it easy on his All-Star tonight -- deservedly so. Only Kevin Durant and Monta Ellis logged more minutes this season than DeRozan while DD also ranked third in free throw makes. He had a breakout season and has really become a nice, well-rounded scorer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Amir Johnson rolls ankle on Wednesday
    Amir Johnson looked to suffer an ankle injury against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: There has been no word from the team just yet, but he did play only 15 minutes after he seemed a bit hobbled. Johnson scored just two points with four boards, one assist and two turnovers in a loss. He'll need the two days off as the Raptors head into the playoffs. They'll face the Nets this weekend and if he's out, Patrick Patterson will take over at PF. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Dwayne Wade scores 16 in meaningless loss
    Dwyane Wade hit 6-of-14 shots for 16 points, two rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His owners probably couldn't care less that he showed up for the final two games of the season, as he was simply a headache to own all year. And if you owned Wade this season, chances are you won't be touching him next year. And we're right there with you. Toney Douglas and Ray Allen were the only other Heat players to score in double figures, as LeBron James, Chris Bosh and some others took the night off to rest. The Heat will play the Bobcats in Round 1, and will have to find an answer for Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson if they're going to breeze into Round 2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Jamal Crawford starting on Wednesday
    Jamal Crawford, Darren Collison, Glen Davis, Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan are starting against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crawford's minutes have been held in check and it should be interesting to see how much he plays with the Clippers short on players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:21 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan to start, won't play much
    DeAndre Jordan is expected to start to keep his games played streak alive, but isn't expected to play a lot of minutes.

    Advice: If you can still sub him out, it's probably a good idea. Rotoworld.com
  • Nedovic out with a calf injury
    Nemanja Nedovic (calf) will not play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's had a tough time staying in the lineup and played just 6.2 minutes per game with the Warriors this season. They're going to be shorthanded tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:08 pm
  • Dwyane Wade in starting lineup vs. Philly
    Dwyane Wade will start next to Toney Douglas, James Jones, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem on Wednesday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Wade is expected to see a nominal amount of minutes, but it's still a great sign for the Heat to even see him suit up. He had to play through injuries last postseason and chances are he will have to again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:17 pm
  • Omer Asik will not play on Wednesday
    Omer Asik will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's getting some rest tonight as the Rockets prepare for the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Donatas Motiejunas will back up Dwight Howard tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • Tim Duncan, Marco Belinelli out for Spurs
    Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli are out for the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The kicker is that Gregg Popovich says he has no idea who he's going to start tonight. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Chris Paul not with the team for Wednesday
    Chris Paul is not with the team for Wednesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin are also not with the team. The Clippers can still move up to the two seed with a win and a Thunder loss, so they apparently would rather rest their guys tonight. With Paul out, Darren Collison is likely looking at a very busy night. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:45 am
  • Draymond Green likely out vs. Nuggets
    Draymond Green is expected to sit out Wednesday's game as a precaution.

    Advice: Green is coming off a massive game on Monday and with nothing at stake on Wednesday the Warriors will give him some rest. His health and stamina will be crucial for their playoff hopes, since Andrew Bogut's absence with a broken rib means we'll see plenty of small frontcourts with Green alongside David Lee. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • David Lee will be rested Wed. vs. Nuggets
    David Lee will sit out Wednesday's game to get some rest.

    Advice: Lee's hamstring responded well to his recent return, and he dropped 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting on Monday, so his absence is truly a precaution. Marreese Speights will assume the starting PF job in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 am
  • Andre Iguodala (rest) won't play Wednesday
    Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: Iguodala recently dealt with a knee injury and his minutes have been monitored in recent weeks, so he was a top candidate for a precautionary day of rest. He'll be ready to go for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 am
  • Dwyane Wade expected to play Wednesday
    Dwyane Wade is expected to play "nominal minutes" in Miami's final game of the regular season on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wade logged 23 minutes in his return on Saturday, then followed that up with an 18-minute game on Monday, and he's not likely to get much more vs. the 76ers. The good news for Miami is that he doesn't seem to have had any setbacks with his hamstring or knee since returning, while slowly improving his conditioning in the lead-up to the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • Joe Johnson (calf) reportedly out Wednesday
    Joe Johnson's sore calf will reportedly sideline him on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played through the injury in Tuesday's loss and it doesn't sound very serious, but the Nets will err on the side of caution with the playoffs right around the corner. It sounds as though the Nets will have Alan Anderson (abdomen) back in action to fill the gaps at SG, along with Marcus Thornton and Marquis Teague. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) out again vs. Cavs
    Shaun Livingston (toe) will sit out Wednesday's road game in Cleveland.

    Advice: This marks Livingston's fifth straight DNP and the Nets can only hope that he's ready for the first round of the playoffs, as he's been an invaluable part of their backcourt rotation all season long. Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson will take on more minutes and responsibilities in his continued absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Alex Len, Archie Goodwin will play Wednesday
    Suns rookies Alex Len and Archie Goodwin will play extended minutes in Wednesday's season finale.

    Advice: Goran Dragic is the only starter who will not play, but guys like Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye will have their minutes curtailed in favor of player development. Len and Goodwin have played three minutes combined in April, as the Suns were focused on chasing a playoff spot, so it's nice to see them getting an opportunity to play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 am
  • Griffin, Redick won't travel for Wednesday
    Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: Well, that solves that. We knew Redick wouldn't play and Griffin is facing a suspension for picking up his 16th technical, so the move isn't all that surprising. Glen Davis and Darren Collison look like the best bets for success in their absence in Wednesday's finale. This also raises questions about how many minutes guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan will play, but at least they're going to travel. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:28 pm
  • J.J. Redick to be held out Wednesday
    J.J. Redick had 18 points and four 3-pointers in just 17 minutes, and will take the night off on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison should pick up his slack, but they could probably use some rest as well. It's probably best to avoid the Clippers' shooting guards in fantasy on Wednesday. Collison had 10 points in 24 minutes on Tuesday, while Crawford hit 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for nine points in 31 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Chris Paul Mr. Efficiency again Tuesday
    Chris Paul hit 8-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Wow. He's primed and ready to go for the playoffs, and the Clippers are going to be a tough out all the way, and could win it all. Paul's status for Wednesday is up in the air, as their game may not mean anything if the Thunder beat the Pistons early on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:48 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan with 13 & 6 in win
    DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's win, and will be getting some votes for the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

    Advice: He was a pleasant fantasy surprise this season, but could take it easy on Wednesday night. The Clippers can get the No. 2 seed with a win and a Thunder loss, but OKC tips off at 8 p.m. ET in Detroit. If they're up big, or have already won when LAC tips off, the Clippers will literally have nothing to play for. And we're guessing Doc Rivers will give his big names a rest if that's the case, and possibly even if the Thunder lose. Rotoworld.com
  • Blake Griffin scores 24, suspension looming
    Blake Griffin had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block on 9-of-17 shooting, but also picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday, which will earn him a one-game suspension for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He hit Timofey Mozgov in the face while following through on a block attempt, and while it wasn't intentional, it fits the definition of a technical foul. It could be rescinded and he could be allowed to play, but we're guessing Doc Rivers will take it easy on all the starters in a somewhat meaningless game. If the Thunder beat the Pistons, the Clippers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West. Suspension or not, don't expect a lot from Blake on Wednesday. Look for the Thunder to try to beat the Pistons, as they play 2.5 hours prior to the Clippers tip off. And if it appears the Thunder will win when the Clippers tip off, the starters may all get a rest tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Griffin picks up 16th tech, suspension likely
    Blake Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday night, drawing an automatic suspension for Wednesday's game, if it's not rescinded.

    Advice: Griffin has already had three technical fouls rescinded this season and the NBA may call this one a "three strikes and you're out" situation. Griffin wasn't all that likely to play many minutes on Wednesday anyway, and given that there was no malicious intent to hurt Timofey Mozgov tonight, the league has a tough call to make. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:43 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 12 despite sore calf
    Joe Johnson played through a sore calf on Tuesday and had 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes, hitting just 3-of-9 shots.

    Advice: The Nets could fall to the No. 6 seed if they lose and the Wizards win on Wednesday, so we'll have to see if Jason Kidd goes after seeding or rest for his guys tomorrow. Our guess is the old guys will get a rest and the Nets will have the No. 6 seed, but it's just a guess. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Paul Pierce scores 13 in loss to Knicks
    Paul Pierce played through his shoulder injury and had 13 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nets needed to win this game and may be ready to give up on Wednesday's finale. Jason Kidd said after the game he doesn't care if he's the No. 5 or 6 seed, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Pierce get the night off. He was a game-time decision tonight, but he went for it. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Danny Granger could practice Wednesday
    Danny Granger, who has been out with a hamstring injury, could practice for the Clippers on Thursday or Friday.

    Advice: Doc Rivers is hoping to have him back for the playoffs and all indications are that he will be ready to play. He won't be a huge part of what the Clippers do, but could help them win some playoff games if he can get hot off the bench occasionally. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:06 pm
     
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  • Redick, other Clips starters all in Tuesday
    J.J. Redick will start along with the other Clippers regulars on Tuesday, but Doc Rivers says he won't play on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Clippers want to win out and hope the Clippers lose again to get the No. 2 seed, but it's still a long shot. It sounds like all systems go for the Clippers tonight, so play them as you normally would. All bets are off for Wednesday, though. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:04 pm
  • Joe Johnson (calf) will play vs. Knicks
    Joe Johnson will play on Tuesday despite a minor calf injury.

    Advice: Johnson isn't worth the $48 million he'll earn over the next two seasons, but he's averaging a solid 15.8 points, 2.1 threes, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists during an All-Star season in Brooklyn. Regardless of how he looks on Tuesday, fantasy owners should consider him a DNP risk in Wednesday's finale. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:32 pm
  • David Lee feels good after back-to-back set
    David Lee said that his hamstring felt better during Monday's game vs. the Wolves, during which he scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: It was the second half of a back-to-back set, which makes his performance even more encouraging as the Warriors prepare to play without Andrew Bogut (broken rib). Head coach Mark Jackson said that he'll deploy a frontcourt of Lee and Draymond Green as needed, since Jermaine O'Neal can't play huge minutes, Festus Ezeli (knee) is still recovering, and Marreese Speights isn't much of a rim protector anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Spurs Big 3 could all play Wednesday
    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all played on Monday, and all three could play in Wednesday's finale as part of Gregg Popovich's "controlled rest" plan.

    Advice: "You can't just sit for a week and then wait for Sunday and expect to be ready," Ginobili said. "We need to play, go up and down and feel good about ourselves." While their minutes and production might not be through the roof, it does sound like there's a decent chance most of the Spurs will be in action in a meaningless final game against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:35 am
  • Joe Johnson a game-time decison
    Joe Johnson (calf) is a game-time decision for Tuesday.

    Advice: He could be out in order to rest for the playoffs and it looks like Marcus Thornton is going to see a lot of minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 am
  • Pierce, Johnson, Williams all GTD for Nets
    Paul Pierce (shoulder), Joe Johnson and Deron Williams are all listed as game-time decisions for the Nets on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's anyone's guess as to who might play for either the Nets or Knicks tonight, but guys like Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee are good bets for success. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:52 am
  • Shaun Livingston ruled out for Tuesday
    Shaun Livingston will not play again on Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an injured big toe.

    Advice: Livingston has now missed four straight games, but as long as the toe's not broken, you have to think he'll be ready for the playoffs. Marcus Thornton should once again see big minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:36 am
     
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    L, 114-85 @ Cle
  • Tim Duncan returned to action on Monday April 14. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 am
  • Lee posts 25 and nine; may sit out on Wed
    David Lee scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes on Monday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Lee reached for his hamstring at one point but it didn't seem to affect his play, but now that the Warriors have clinched their seeding Mark Jackson has already indicated that a lot of guys will rest. Lee will be at the top of that list, making him doubtful for Wednesday's game pending an update. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Draymond goes for 20 & 12 with big line
    Draymond Green scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including four threes) with 12 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Green was everywhere and though the Warriors are talking about resting guys on Wednesday, he will probably be the last core player to get time off. He should be owned in all formats unless he's declared out between now and then. Rotoworld.com
  • Tim Duncan plays 30 minutes vs. Rockets
    Tim Duncan played 30 minutes against the Rockets on Monday, scoring 12 points with nine boards and two assists.

    Advice: The Spurs had nothing to play for and they still gave Duncan solid minutes. They will close out the regular season on Wednesday vs. the Lakers and we would be very surprised to see him in the lineup for that one. His fantasy owners can make a proactive cut if there is anything promising on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:00 pm
  • Johnson scores 10 points with two threes
    Amir Johnson scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's win.

    Advice: Johnson logged 28 minutes and with the Raps likely tied with the Bulls for the No. 3 seed after tonight, his chances of playing on Wednesday are better than they might have been in a less competitive scenario. Patrick Patterson (three points, 1-of-7 FGs, five boards, two steals, 20 minutes) has taken a back seat with Johnson playing well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:15 pm
  • Dwyane Wade plays 18 minutes, scores nine
    Dwyane Wade started at small forward on Monday vs. the Wizards, scoring nine points with three assists and two steals in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He probably would have been closer to 23-27 minutes tonight, but the Heat were blown out 114-93. With tonight's loss, Miami is now locked in as the two seed, which increases the probability Wade sits on Wednesday night. His fantasy owners can probably make a proactive cut at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:19 pm
  • Iguodala out on Monday against the Wolves
    Andre Iguodala will not play on Monday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Iguodala has been in and out of the lineup throughout the stretch run so this is no surprise. Andrew Bogut is out, too, so look for Marreese Speights and Draymond Green to get a bunch of minutes. Green is a strong spot play tonight and Speights is a risk-reward play, while Harrison Barnes is much too risky to use unless the team is sitting a bunch of their scorers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:58 pm
  • Nemanja Nedovic back up with GSW
    The Warriors recalled Nemanja Nedovic on Monday.

    Advice: He's had a handful of injuries this season and played just 6.2 minutes per game in 23 contests with the Warriors. Nedovic also shot just 20.5 percent from the field in those games and has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:39 pm
  • Tim Duncan will play vs. Rockets
    Tim Duncan will start against the Rockets on Monday night.

    Advice: It's Bizarro World in Houston with the Spurs' Big Three all playing while Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills are sitting out. Duncan should be in all lineups tonight, but we would be a little shocked to see him play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:05 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan (rest) out on Monday night
    DeMar DeRozan will rest against the Bucks on Monday night.

    Advice: He's had a breakout season and the Raptors will keep him out against the lowly Bucks tonight. With DeRozan out, Greivis Vasquez will start, Terrence Ross will see an uptick in minutes and could have a nice night, and John Salmons and Steve Novak could get in the mix. DeRozan could play on Wednesday if the Raptors want to get into a rhythm before the playoffs start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:07 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will start vs. Wizards on Monday
    Dwyane Wade will start against the Wizards on Monday night.

    Advice: He's expected to have a minutes restriction tonight, but he should still have a lot of responsibilities with LeBron James and Chris Bosh sitting out. Wade played 23 minutes on Saturday and was still able to score 24 points, so his fantasy owners should throw him out there in their lineups tonight. Although, he's almost a lock to rest on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:44 pm
  • Popovich hints he won't rest players Monday
    Gregg Popovich hinted that he won't rest anyone during Monday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Pop emphasized the need to be sharp and in sync for the playoffs, and with two games left on the schedule he may ease up on his extra-cautious approach to resting players. We should get more concrete information after the Spurs warm up for Monday's game, so check back later tonight for updates. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:31 am
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) may play vs. Wizards
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) made it through Saturday's game unscathed, clearing the way for him to play again on Monday.

    Advice: "He probably felt like he should have been cleared a week ago, but we wanted to be very patient with him," said coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade looked terrific in 23 minutes of action in his return and the Heat may bump up his playing time to ensure that he's ready for the postseason, but he's always a DNP risk so owners should confirm his status before tip-off. In an ironic twist, Wade has better odds of playing than fellow stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh, both of whom could use some rest. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:16 am
  • Draymond Green quiet in return to GSW bench
    With David Lee back in the starting lineup on Sunday, Draymond Green shifted to a reserve role and scored three points in 22 minutes of action.

    Advice: He hit one 3-pointer with four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Green has proven to be a versatile option in both real life and fantasy leagues, but his value is crippled with Lee healthy and starting at PF. Rotoworld.com
  • Andre Iguodala plays well in 37 minutes Sun.
    Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday after sitting out one game as a precaution, and he notched 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Iguodala looked sharp with nine of the Warriors' first 16 points before cooling off, and he added one 3-pointer and a steal for good measure. A reduced role offensively has led to Iguodala's lowest scoring (9.2 points per game) since his rookie season, but his judicious shot selection has also yielded his best FG percentage (47.5 percent) since the 2005-06 season with Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) quiet in start at PF
    David Lee (hamstring) posted four points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in a start at PF on Sunday, as the Warriors lost a heart-breaker on the road in Portland.

    Advice: Lee missed seven games due to his injury, which stemmed from nerve irritation, but he didn't aggravate anything by playing 25 minutes in his return on Friday. His playing time ramped up to 33 minutes on Sunday and the Warriors are likely to keep him active over the next two games, both to get him some rhythm and fight off the Mavericks for the sixth seed. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:08 pm