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  • Josh McRoberts gets Flagrant-2 for LeBron hit
    Josh McRoberts has been given a Flagrant-2 foul and fined $20,000 for elbowing LeBron James during Wednesday's game.

    Advice: The Bobcats are fortunate that their starting PF avoided a suspension, as he crushed LeBron's throat without making any real play on the ball. The Bobcats face a daunting 0-2 deficit in their first round series, and they'll look to gain some traction at home for Game 3 on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:02 pm
  • Kevin Garnett won't see additional minutes
    Kevin Garnett will not play increased minutes in the playoffs, according to head coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Despite being out-rebounded by 22 in Game 2, Garnett will continue playing around 20 minutes per game. KG has been on a minutes restriction all season long and Kidd is committed to sticking to it. Four reserves played more than Garnett's 19 minutes on Tuesday -- Mirza Teletovic, Mason Plumlee, Andrei Kirilenko and Alan Anderson. To his credit, Garnett made the most of his playing time with 13 points, four rebounds and one block. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:00 pm
  • Shawn Marion rushes home for child's birth
    Shawn Marion rushed home for the birth of his child after the Mavericks 113-92 win over the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marion was great in the win, as the Mavericks avoided losing two straight to start the series. He notched 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and grabbed five boards in 35 minutes of action. Dallas will need more performances like this from Marion if they hope to upset the top-seeded Spurs, but clearly the best part of his night was making it home to see the birth of his child. Game 3 isn't played until Saturday and there is no indication that Marion is in danger of missing the game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:45 pm
  • Jamal Crawford (calf) ready to play in Game 3
    Jamal Crawford (calf) will play in Game 3 on Thursday, as the Clippers look to take a 2-1 lead over the Warriors.

    Advice: Crawford shot just 2-of-11 from the field in Game 1 but he was a more efficient 4-of-8 from the field on Monday, but he also aggravated his strained calf during Game 2. The injury cost him 14 games during the regular season and we'll keep a close eye on him in case he does further damage by playing at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:55 am
  • Chris Paul (hamstring) will play in Game 3
    Chris Paul (hamstring) will play in Game 3 on Thursday.

    Advice: He was a partial participant in Wednesday's practice and seems to have avoided any serious damage after tweaking his hamstring in the Clippers' Game 1 defeat, which they avenged with a blowout victory on Monday. Jamal Crawford (calf) is also ready to play, so the Clippers will take the court for Game 3 at full strength. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:53 am
  • Jason Collins named 100 most influential
    Jason Collins has been named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential list.

    Advice: This honor comes as a nice ending to what has been an extremely turbulent year for Collins off the court. He hasn't played in either of the Nets' two playoff games so far, but did speak briefly about being named to the list, "It's a cool honor, but I know I'm not doing this just by myself." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:00 am
  • Shaun Livingston (illness) ready for Game 3
    Nets' coach Jason Kidd said that Shaun Livingston (illness) will play in Game 3.

    Advice: Well that solves that. Livingston missed Thursday's practice with his illness, but Kidd's words left no open questions as to whether the 28-year-old will suit up for Friday's Game 3 matchup against the Raptors. Livingston is averaging 11.5 points in 28 minutes per game in the series so far, so he should see plenty of minutes on Friday as the Nets attempt to take the series lead at home. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:56 am
  • Paul Millsap calls Game 3 a must-win game
    Paul Millsap called Game 3 a must-win game for the Hawks.

    Advice: Millsap could have gone on to call Games 4 and 5 must-win games as well, but it's obvious that the Hawks are going to go down swinging against the Pacers. For his part, Millsap scored 19 points to go along with four rebounds, a steal, and a block in Tuesday's Game 2 loss and may need to step up his game if he's going to carry his team to a Round 1 upset over the top-seeded Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 am
  • Josh McRoberts denies intent on flagrant foul
    Josh McRoberts denied any malicious intent on a hard foul against LeBron James during Wednesday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: The Heat were upset with the lack of a flagrant foul call on the play, but McBob denied any intent on the play. "Just kind of got caught up in the air there," he said. "It probably looked worse than what it was. They didn't call it. So, no. It wasn't intentional, so, no." The league hasn't come out with a statement on the play yet, but there is a good possibility that McRoberts faces a retroactive flagrant foul. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:53 am
  • Shaun Livingston misses Thursday practice
    Shaun Livingston (illness) missed Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Livingston started and scored 12 points in 27 minutes of action during Tuesday's Game 2 loss, but could be in danger of missing Friday's Game 3 if his illness persists. We'll update his status after shootaround on Friday, but Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson would be in line to pick up some minutes if Livingston is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:34 am
  • Jose Calderon comes through in second half
    Jose Calderon scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter of Wednesday's Game 2 win over San Antonio.

    Advice: Calderon played 28 minutes Wednesday night after seeing only 16 during the Mavericks' Game 1 loss. "Listen, Calderon has been great for us all year," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "We need him. ... He's played in a lot of big games. He knows what this is all about. My message to him has been, `Hey, you stay aggressive and keep doing what you do. That's what we need you to do.'" Devin Harris had another strong game with 18 points in 24 minutes, but Calderon may have held onto his starting spot for Game 3 with his performance Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:59 am
  • Rick Carlisle pleased w/ DeJuan Blair's play
    Mavericks' coach Rick Carlisle was pleased with DeJuan Blair's play Wednesday night.

    Advice: Blair provided an energy boost with eight points and eight boards in fifteen minutes during Dallas' Game 2 victory Wednesday night and Rick Carlisle was a big fan of his play, ""He had a physical impact," Carlisle said. "He gave us a huge lift. He was on the boards, he got deflections. The only way we win a series against a team like this is to have guys play at full capacity, and he did that." Blair's playing time is certain to fluctuate going forward as the Mavs try to work in Brandan Wright and Samuel Dalembert, but he should serve as a good energy player against his former team for the rest of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
  • Knicks set to move forward if Carmelo leaves
    Knicks president is ready to move forward if Carmelo Anthony leaves as a free agent this summer.

    Advice: When asked if it would be a "disaster" if Melo leaves this summer, Jackson didn't sound like he was ready to hit the panic button, "I'm all about moving forward. Just deal with what is and move forward. If it's in the cards, man, are we fortunate. If it's not in the cards, man, are we fortunate. We're going forward anyway." The Knicks can offer Anthony approximately $33 million more than any other team in free agency, but Jackson has also said he expects Melo to stick to his word about taking a pay cut to stay in New York so it will be interesting to see how this situation unfolds. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:11 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Tor
  • Shawn Marion lights it up for 20 points
    Shawn Marion shot 8-of-10 from the field for 20 points vs. the Spurs on Wednesday to go with five boards, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was outstanding after getting limiting run in Game 1. The Mavericks were able to play a faster tempo which has been Marion's bread and butter since his days with the Suns. He is 35 years, but still has a few good years left in the tank. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Josh McRoberts could be suspended for Game 3
    Josh McRoberts, who had eight points, one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Heat, also appeared to get away with a flagrant foul against LeBron James.

    Advice: A flagrant wasn't called during the game, but he clearly led with his elbow to James' face on the play. A suspension could be coming, or he could just be assessed with a retro-flagrant foul. Either way, the Bobcats are down 0-2 to the Heat and it's not looking good for them bouncing back against the champs, even though the next two games are in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Al Jefferson could be iffy for rest of series
    Al Jefferson (18 points, 13 rebounds), who aggravated his plantar fasciitis injury on Wednesday, could be forced to sit out the rest of Charlotte's series against the Heat, according to Charles Barkley.

    Advice: Barkley's theory is that the Bobcats aren't going to beat the Heat after digging an 0-2 hole, and the team needs to start preparing for next season and get Jefferson healthy. Shaquille O'Neal said he would play through the injury because he's 'old school,' but resting Jefferson is probably the best plan of action at this point. Consider Jefferson, who was noticeably laboring tonight, a game-time call for Game 3, and don't be surprised whether he plays or sits. This one could go either way. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Harden, Parsons struggle with shot in loss
    James Harden hit just 6-of-19 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Chandler Parsons also struggled, hitting just 5-of-15 shots for 15 points and seven rebounds. Dwight Howard was great in the first half and Houston was in this one until the end, but the poor shooting in the second half by all three players was too much for the Rockets to overcome. Harden is the only player in these playoffs to attempt at least 19 shots in each game, and shoot less than 33 percent, which is a big reason the Rockets find themselves heading to Portland down two games to none. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Dwight Howard quiet after huge first half
    Dwight Howard got off to a blazing start, went off in the first quarter, and kept it going in the second quarter, but cooled off and got into foul trouble after the break, finishing with 32 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Shaquille O'Neal was raving about Howard's 25-point first half, but the second-half shut down (7 points) is a big reason why the Rockets lost. They have to find a way to slow down LaMarcus Aldridge and starting Omer Asik might be a viable solution, although that's just speculation on our part. Howard looked as good as he ever has in the first half tonight and the Rockets will need him to continue to play at a high level going forward if they're going to climb out of the 0-2 hole. Howard did hit 6-of-7 free throws on the night, including a couple clutch ones late, but they weren't enough. He has also lost 10 straight playoff games, which won't do much to help his legacy, although he has plenty of time to turn things around for his career. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Dorell Wright provides huge spark in 18 min.
    Dorell Wright played just 18 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Game 2 win, but was highly effective with 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That was what we were looking for a few weeks ago when Wright was filling in for Aldridge late in the regular season, but he was never nearly this good. If you took a flier on him in a daily money league, he might have been a lifesaver. Just don't expect him to do it again anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Al Jefferson (left foot) returns to action
    Al Jefferson (foot) went to the locker room with about two minutes left in the first quarter of Wednesday's game to get re-taped and returned in the second quarter.

    Advice: He went back to the locker room due to tearing his plantar fascia "a little bit more," according to coach Steve Clifford. His strained plantar fascia is clearly bothering him tonight. He's been slow getting up and down in transition while he has very little agility. Jefferson is not getting additional pain-killing treatment and we'll let you know if he gets any better. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:35 pm
  • Update: Chris Paul does go through practice
    Chris Paul (hamstring) was able to participate in part of Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He wasn't expected to practice, but there was never really any concern here. Paul's hamstring issue appears to be very minor, which is unfortunate for the Warriors. Game 3 on Thursday should be a fast-paced game with Chris Paul touching the ball more than any other player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Al Jefferson (foot) listed as the starter
    Al Jefferson (foot) is listed as a starter against the Heat in Wednesday's Game 2.

    Advice: He went through warmups for about 10 minutes with coach Patrick Ewing and reportedly looked to be doing so without a limp, according to Charlotte beat writer Rick Bonnell. Jefferson may have had a pain-killing shot and he might get another one after showing up to the arena in a walking boot. The Heat will likely test Jefferson and we'll know quickly how he looks tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:26 pm
  • Al Jefferson (foot) shows up to arena in boot
    Al Jefferson (foot) arrived to American Airlines Arena in a walking boot for Wednesday's Game 2 vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He said he is going to play earlier today and there has been nothing to suggest otherwise. Jefferson is obviously going to have to play through some pain and may require some pain-killing shots like he did in Game 1's loss. If he's not close to 100 percent, the Bobcats are in big trouble. Stay tuned for an official word on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Phil wants Carmelo to take less than max
    Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) will need to take less than a maximum contract to allow the team to have spending flexibility in the future.

    Advice: Anthony has said he'd be willing to take less than a five-year, $129 million deal at max in the past, which would obviously put a huge dent in the Knicks' salary cap and limit their options to build a contender. The Knicks don't have much else to go on besides that while Melo's name will continue to pop up all offseason. Meanwhlie, he'll be reevaluated for his torn labrum in May and should be ready to go to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:00 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Tor
  • Chris Paul (hamstring) not practicing
    Chris Paul (hamstring) is not expected to practice on Wednesday because of his injured hamstring but it won't affect his status for Game 3 on Thursday.

    Advice: If he does practice, coach Doc Rivers said CP3 would not take contact. He's been dealing with his hamstring for much of this series, but it hasn't shown on the court. Paul has created 22.5 points per game off his assists while also scoring 14.5 on his own in 35.5 minutes per game, and he'll continue running the offense. The Warriors will have their hands full on Thursday at home after the Clippers crushed them by 40 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • James Harden vows to improve offense in Gm 2
    James Harden admitted that he "didn't play well offensively" in Game 1, when he scored 27 points but shot only 8-of-28 from the field.

    Advice: That included a 3-of-14 mark from downtown and while much credit is due to Wes Matthews' defense, Harden knows he needs to have better shot selection. "I just have to be more precise on my shots and be aggressive," Harden said. "The first half, I didn't really attack and get to the rim like I wanted to." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:46 am
  • Al Jefferson (foot) expects to play Wednesday
    Al Jefferson (plantar fascia) said that he "should be good" to play in Wednesday's Game 2.

    Advice: "I can't say there won't be some kind of pain," Jefferson said. "But I feel like every hour it's getting better and better." We'll confirm his status before tip-off but it sounds like he'll be in uniform. The bigger question is how effective he'll be, especially since the Heat will test his mobility with Chris Bosh at center and what's sure to be an endless stream of pick-and-rolls. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:42 am
  • Paul Millsap scores 19 in blowout loss
    Paul Millsap hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 31 minutes of Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Millsap didn't play poorly, but the Hawks, who held a four-point lead entering the third quarter, couldn't buy a bucket and watched as the Pacers went on a 17-0 run to put the game away. Look for Millsap and the Hawks to bounce back when the series moves to Atlanta on Thursday for Game 3. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:46 pm
  • Al Jefferson (foot) may miss Wed. shootaround
    Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is unsure if Al Jefferson (foot) will be able to participate in Wednesday's shootaround.

    Advice: Clifford seemed "less than certain" that Jefferson will play in Game 2 and it sounds like he may be a game-time decision for Wednesday's rematch vs. the Heat. The Bobcats desperately need Jefferson if they have any hope of stealing this series, but a strained plantar fascia is a painful injury and Big Al has been getting around in a walking boot since hurting himself on Sunday. If Jefferson is unable to play, Bismack Biyombo would be in line for a minutes bump. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:14 am
  • Dwight Howard intends to demand ball more
    Dwight Howard intends to be more committed to demanding the ball.

    Advice: After losing Game 1 in overtime to the Blazers, D12 is bringing a more aggressive approach to Game 2. "We have to play inside out, play their bigs and make it a long night for those guys," Howard said on Tuesday. "I have to demand the ball, get it and go to work." Howard is hoping an increased post presence will help tire down LaMarcus Aldridge, who torched the Rockets for 46 points on Sunday. "We have to go right back at him," Howard said of Aldridge. "You have to make him play defense and make him use his energy on defense. Make him have to run around and guard." Whether or not Howard's strategy will work remains to be seen, but hindering Aldridge while increasing his own offensive output could place Howard in the proverbial two birds with one stone situation. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Chris Paul (hamstring) plays 27 minutes
    Chris Paul (hamstring) played 27 minutes during Monday's easy 138-98 win over the Warriors, scoring 12 points with six boards, 10 assists, five steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He has been receiving some treatment on his hamstring, but you wouldn't know it based on how fast and efficient the Clippers were on offense. The efficiency is nothing new for Clippers with their top-ranked offensive efficiency rating this season while also running at the seventh-fasted pace. Danny Granger also got hot in garbage time for 15 total points while Hedo Turkoglu chipped in 13. The Clippers will look to take back home-court advantage on Thursday's at ORACLE Arena. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Al Jefferson will play in Game 2 on Wednesday
    Al Jefferson (foot) said on Monday he will play in Game 2 against Miami despite dealing with a strained plantar fascia.

    Advice: "I'm suiting up. It'll take more than that to make me sit down," said Jefferson. He was 4-of-4 from the field before suffering the injury on Sunday, but finished the game going 5-of-17. If the Bobcats hope to win a game this series, they will need Jefferson play at an elite level. Bismack Biyombo would get more minutes if Jefferson is limited at all. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:47 pm
  • Chris Paul receiving treatment on hamstring
    Chris Paul (hamstring) has been receiving treatment on his strained right hamstring but will play Monday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Paul almost notched a triple-double in the Clippers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday. He scored 28 points, dished out eight assists, and grabbed seven rebounds, mostly with Blake Griffin on the bench. Despite his sore hamstring, he will need another huge performance in Game 2 if the Clippers want to even the series. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:15 pm
  • Harden talks about lack of ball movement
    James Harden admitted there was a lack of ball movement in Sunday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: "That goes to myself. I have to not be so ball hawking. I have to do a better job," Harden said. In all of the games over the weekend, only six players in the NBA touched the ball more than Harden's 92 times and he was obviously the focal point of Houston's offense. His shot selection wasn't great and he made just 8-of-28 from the field, which was uncharacteristic based on his stellar post-break run. He should get it turned around on Wednesday as Houston looks to even the series at home. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:43 pm
  • NBA: Refs made mistake on Howard foul call
    The NBA issued a statement on Monday that a foul called on Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds left in overtime during Sunday's game vs. the Blazers should have been called on Joel Freeland.

    Advice: It was a huge call for a few reasons: Howard fouled out because of this mistake, he would have had two shots, and it led to two free throws from Freeland, of which he made one of them. The Blazers won the game 122-120 after the made free throw and James Harden's shot just before the buzzer didn't fall. It's not a foregone conclusion this call altered the game because Dwight is far from a lock to make free throws, but it certainly casts some doubt. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Jose Calderon will start in Game 2 for Dallas
    Jose Calderon will be the Mavericks starting point guard for Game 2 against the Spurs.

    Advice: Calderon only managed seven points in his 16 minutes of action on Sunday, while backup point guard Devin Harris had a team-high 19 points. Dirk Nowitzki confirmed that despite his poor play, Calderon will not lose his starting spot. "I think we were a little slow and we were down eight or 10 pretty quick there in the first quarter, so we've got to be a little better there, but Jose is our starter. He's the guy that puts us in our plays and we're rolling with it." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:23 pm
  • Al Jefferson (foot) questionable for Game 2
    Al Jefferson's strained plantar fascia will not get worse if he continues to play, and his availability for Game 2 on Wednesday is a matter of pain tolerance.

    Advice: Big Al had an MRI and although the test results haven't been announced, the team seems confident that he can play if he feels well enough. He was wearing a walking boot on Monday and will not practice on Tuesday, but he'll warm up during Wednesday's shootaround before deciding his own status. He's played through plenty of injuries this season and we're optimistic that he'll be in uniform, but any dip in his production could be a mortal blow for the Bobcats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:01 am
  • Marion, Dalembert, Calderon benched for Mavs
    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle opted not to play Shawn Marion or Samuel Dalembert in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss because he felt his team "needed to score."

    Advice: The Mavs' offense sputtered out and their defense wasn't any better, particularly when it came to stopping Tim Duncan on the post, and Carlisle admitted that his late-game rotations "may be something ... to reevaluate for Game 2." Jose Calderon was also a spectator down the stretch, watching Devin Harris play PG for the final 17 minutes of regulation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:46 am
  • Blazers find success with 'Hack-a-Howard'
    Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts joked that he will use the 'Hack-a-Howard' strategy on the "first possession" of Game 2.

    Advice: Dwight Howard finished 9-of-17 from the FT line on Sunday, including 6-of-7 late in the fourth quarter and overtime, but he bricked four straight once the Blazers intentionally fouled him with five minutes remaining. That forced the Rockets to pull Dwight until the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter, spoiling the Rockets' momentum and slowly eroding their 11-point lead. Stotts may have been kidding about using the strategy in the first quarter, but it would be surprising if he doesn't use it at some point during Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:14 am
  • Al Jefferson leaves arena in walking boot
    Al Jefferson (strained plantar fascia) left Game 1's loss at Miami in a walking boot after feeling a rip in his left plantar fascia.

    Advice: He admitted he had to "suck it up" after the game and mentioned he felt a pop. Jefferson needed a pain-killing shot after the injury and at halftime, so he's probably not going to feel great on Monday. The Bobcats will likely hold him out of practice in the next couple days and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday. If he's limited, Bismack Biymobo will have some massive shoes to fill. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:56 pm
  • Al Jefferson (foot) struggles after injury
    Al Jefferson suffered a strained left plantar fascia on Sunday and returned in the second quarter of Game 1's 99-88 loss to the Heat, shooting 9-of-17 from the field for 18 points with 10 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-4 from the field before the injury and just 5-of-13 after. Jefferson looked very slow on defense and he clearly wasn't 100 percent. If he's not going to be healthy this series, the Heat are likely going to sweep the Bobcats because Jefferson's interior presence exploits one of their weaknesses. There should be numerous updates on his status leading up to Wednesday's Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:13 pm
  • Jose Calderon plays just 16 minutes vs. Spurs
    Jose Calderon played just 16 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday in a loss, scoring seven points with two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He barely played in the first half and it would not have been a shock to see him come off the bench in the second half in favor of Devin Harris, but Calderon did in fact start both halves. He can't really defend penetration well, so that spells trouble against a guy like Tony Parker. Coach Rick Carlisle has some thinking to do despite how Calderon and Monta Ellis have played well together this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:15 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 4:02 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • 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 won't offer up any excuses as they seek to even the series at 1-1 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • 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
    Saturday, 1:53 pm