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  • Andre Iguodala (left knee) will play Monday
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will play in Game 4 vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia (heel) remains questionable. Iguodala was originally considered probable after logging 19 minutes in Game 3, but with the Warriors holding a comfortable 3-0 series lead, they may limit his workload again tonight. Fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check while he's limited. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Guerschon Yabusele (foot) undergoes surgery
    Guerschon Yabusele underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg.

    Advice: The 16th pick of the 2016 draft spent most of the season in China where he averaged 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds before joining the Maine Red Claws of the D-League for their playoff run. Yabusele is "unlikely" to be ready for summer league, but he is expected to be good to go for the start of training camp. The 6-foot-8, 265-pound forward has lots of potential on both ends of the court and the Celtics could use some help in their frontcourt, so we'll be watching his progress closely. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 am
  • Paul Millsap opts out, will be a free agent
    According to The Vertical, Paul Millsap has opted out of his $21.4 million contract for the 2017-18 season and will become a free agent.

    Advice: The 32-year-old All-Star is arguably the top power forward available this summer and should be able to command a max deal. Millsap has said that he would like to re-sign with Atlanta and the Hawks have made it clear that bringing him back is their top priority, but he could potentially walk with the Hawks getting nothing in return (just like Al Horford did last summer). Millsap averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.1 triples on 44.2 percent shooting this season, but he had trouble staying healthy and appeared in just 69 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:07 am
  • Manu Ginobili unsure of future in NBA
    Manu Ginobili said he still hasn't decided if he will retire at the end of the season.

    Advice: "I’m going to go game by game," Ginobili said. "We’ll see if [Monday] is the last one of the season. We hope that it’s not, and that we have a few more. Once it’s over, then I’ll start wondering what the future brings." With the Spurs facing an elimination game in San Antonio tonight, there's a very real chance that this could be his last dance at the AT&T Center. Ginobili had arguably his best game of the season in Game 3 with 21 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes, but the Spurs will need more of that Manu magic with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out again. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 am
  • Stephen Curry says his elbow is fine
    Stephen Curry said that his right (shooting) elbow is fine.

    Advice: "It’s fine, it’s kind of been banged up for a while," Curry said after Game 3. "Landing on the floor was kind of hard, but it doesn’t affect my performance or shot or anything like that." Curry was grabbing his elbow several times on Saturday, but he continues to light it up in the playoffs with 27.9 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting. If his recent performances are any indication, there's no real reason to be concerned. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Kevin Durant says he's happy in Golden State
    Kevin Durant made it clear that he's enjoyed his time with the Warriors.

    Advice: "I made the 100 percent correct decision, win or lose," Durant said. "I feel like this is the place I was supposed to be. I appreciate everything I’ve done before this. But I’m here now, and I feel like it’s a great spot for me to be." Durant was non-committal when asked if he would exercise his $27.7 million option for the 2017-18 season, but added that he has no intention of leaving. Don't expect much drama if he opts out this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Cuban thinks Noel will remain in Dallas
    Mark Cuban hinted that Nerlens Noel will re-sign with Dallas this summer.

    Advice: "I'm not allowed to talk about [negotiations] but all I can tell you is he's one of a bunch of guys who came in, they all got together and said 'Let's go down to the practice facility and start working out together,'" Cuban said of the restricted free agent. "So they're down there now and so that's exciting to see, and he's part of that group." Noel averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in 22.0 minutes per game during his time in Dallas, but his knee wasn't 100 percent and the Mavs limited his minutes while they tanked down the stretch. An elite source of rebounds, blocks, steals and FG percentage, the 23-year-old center will be poised for a career year if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:40 am
  • Cavs lose despite Kevin Love's seven triples
    Kevin Love made 8-of-16 field goals with seven 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Love hit all seven of his 3-pointers in the first half, a perimeter barrage that kept Boston at bay and set a franchise record for first-half triples. He was solid defensively, as well, and has been terrific in the Conference Finals after a quiet first two rounds of the playoffs. Love's second-half disappearance on offense tonight is puzzling, but he's been much more involved on that end and should be a safe play when Cleveland looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • Gerald Green logs seven minutes off bench
    Gerald Green shifted to the Celtics' bench on Sunday, posting five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in seven minutes.

    Advice: Green started Game 2 but came off the bench to begin the third quarter, telegraphing his demotion tonight. Brad Stevens continues to search for winning combinations in this series and he found some tonight, as the Celts pulled off an improbable 111-108 road win without Isaiah Thomas. Green's lack of activity in the victory doesn't bode well for Game 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko thrives in 13 bench minutes Sun
    Jonas Jerebko was huge in 13 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, one block and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Most of Jerebko's minutes came during a Boston run while LeBron James was resting, shifting the momentum toward the Celtics, and he was on the court to close out the game. The 6'10" Jerebko brought an aggressive energy for Boston off the bench, and based on tonight's success we expect him to earn solid minutes in Game 4 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Deron Williams goes scoreless in nine minutes
    Deron Williams failed to score in nine minutes of action during Sunday's Game 3 loss to the visiting Celtics.

    Advice: Williams is now averaging 2.0 points on combined 2-of-11 shooting in the series, while averaging 12.7 minutes off the bench. Richard Jefferson was also scoreless in four minutes, and Kyle Korver had just three points on 1-of-5 shooting, while Iman Shumpert chipped in six points, four boards and two assists. Channing Frye was a DNP-CD tonight and there's simply no way to trust the Cavs' reserves as DFS options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Amir Johnson (shoulder) quiet on Sunday
    Amir Johnson started on Sunday but had just two points and two rebounds in nine minutes.

    Advice: Johnson sprained his right shoulder during the first quarter but he did return, briefly, so we'll leave him off the injury report. He was torched defensively by Kevin Love, who made seven 3-pointers in the first half, and frontcourt reserves Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko had much more success tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Marcus Smart posts 27/7/5 in Game 3 victory
    Marcus Smart started Game 3 in place of Isaiah Thomas (hip), scoring a career-high 27 points on 8-of-14 FGs, including seven 3-pointers, with seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Smart scored 20+ points just four times during the regular season, while shooting 35.9 percent from the field, and he chose an ideal time to break out offensively. Brad Stevens admitted that with Smart starting in place of Thomas the Celtics are "a little bit bigger across the board [defensively]," and they limited the Cavs' high-powered offense to a relatively low 108 points tonight. Backup PG Terry Rozier played just eight minutes tonight, and Smart should have a massive role again on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Al Horford, Kelly Olynyk come up big Sunday
    Boston played through Al Horford during Sunday's Game 3 win in Cleveland, and he finished with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics took their first lead of the series on a bucket from Horford to open the scoring tonight, and his playmaking was critical. He shot just 7-of-18 from the field, but was aggressive in the post and allowed his teammates to get open looks -- they had six players in double-figures tonight. Kelly Olynyk was also effective with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three rebounds and two assists, and Boston used their size to score 36 points in the paint vs. 24 for the Cavs. They'll try to duplicate the feat and even the series on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • LeBron James scores 11 points in Gm 3 loss
    LeBron James had a rare off-night on Sunday, posting 11 points on 4-of-13 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs, with six rebounds, six assists and six turnovers.

    Advice: LBJ is in the midst of another amazingly effective playoff run, with his team boasting a 10-1 record, and tonight's struggles were an obvious aberration. "Me personally I didn't have it," James said after the game. "That's all I've got to say about my performance." It's the fourth time in his postseason career that he's scored fewer than a dozen points and he's likely to erupt in another home game on Tuesday, though that won't help DFS owners who paid up for him tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Celts win as Avery Bradley hits buzzer-beater
    Avery Bradley hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left on Sunday, finishing with 20 points in the Celtics' 111-108 Game 3 victory.

    Advice: Bradley's final shot bounced around the rim a few times before dropping through the hoop, a fortuitous time-waster that prevented the Cavs from getting off another shot. He didn't shoot well overall, at 8-of-23 from the field, but he added four assists, three rebounds and two steals without any turnovers in 42 minutes. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) out of commission, Bradley's production is as critical as ever for the Celtics' playoff hopes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Gerald Green coming off bench for Game 3
    Gerald Green will come off the Celtics bench for Game 3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Green didn't start the second half during Friday's blowout loss, so this isn't a big surprise. Amir Johnson will earn the start tonight and it's unclear how many minutes Green will see with the second unit, but he's a dubious option in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Amir Johnson starts, Gerald Green to bench
    Amir Johnson will start Game 3 on Sunday, as expected.

    Advice: The move sends Gerald Green back to the bench. Johnson's minutes are severely limited even when he's starting, so there's no real benefit for DFS purposes here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Kevon Looney (hip) ruled out for Game 4
    Kevon Looney (hip) will not play in Game 4 against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Looney hasn't played since April 4, and it's looking like he might not play at all during the postseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) probable for Game 4
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Monday's Game 4 in San Antonio.

    Advice: Iguodala logged 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday despite the sore knee, and that's likely where his minutes will be for Game 4. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • MRI confirms partially torn patella for Lee
    An MRI confirmed a partially torn patella for David Lee, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

    Advice: Lee will go over his potential recovery options with the Spurs' medical staff over the next few days, and surgery is something that is being discussed. There's really no way that he'll be playing in Game 4 on Monday, which should translate to more minutes for Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (heel) questionable for Game 4
    Zaza Pachulia (heel) is being listed as questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Dubs are up 3-0 in this series, so they have the luxury of holding Pachulia out if they feel there's any risk of him suffering a setback; particularly with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) looking unlikely for the Spurs. We should have a better idea on his status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, JaVale McGee could get another start and there would be more minutes for guys like David West and Andre Iguodala. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) doubtful for Game 4
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hinted that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: "If he's unable to play yesterday, I don't think there's going to be a miraculous healing by tomorrow," Popovich said at Sunday's practice. Popovich added that "it wouldn't make much sense" to play Leonard at less than 100 percent, especially with his team trailing 3-0. Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson will pick up Leonard's minutes and will try to help the Spurs avoid a series sweep. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • David Lee (knee) likely out for Game 4
    David Lee (knee) is not expected to play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: That's the bad news. The good news is that the injury isn't believed to be as serious as initially thought. Michael C. Wright and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported on Saturday that Lee has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee, but that was before his MRI on Sunday morning. We'll have an update when we know more, but look for Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to see a bump in minutes in Game 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Enes Kanter is back in the states
    Enes Kanter has made it back to the United States.

    Advice: Kanter was detained in Romania because his Turkish passport was suddenly canceled, but he's convinced that he was held because of his political views. Kanter is scheduled to hold a press conference later this afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 am
  • Nick Collison would like to re-sign w/ OKC
    Nick Collison said he plans to play next season and is hoping to stick with the Thunder.

    Advice: "I plan to play [next year] for sure," Collison said. "I wasn't sure going into the season how I would feel at the end of the year, but I still enjoy playing, and I enjoy being around the group. I enjoy being on the team, and I still think I have something to offer." Collison will be 37 years old next season and only made 20 appearances for the Thunder in 2016-17, so if he returns he will simply be a locker room guy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 am
  • Amir Johnson likely to start Game 3
    Amir Johnson is expected to start in Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens just can't seem to settle on his starting five in the playoffs. Johnson is only averaging 10.6 minutes per game in the postseason, so DFS owners will want to look the other direction. Expect Gerald Green to return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Isaiah Thomas to meet specialists on Monday
    Isaiah Thomas (hip) will begin meeting with specialists on Monday.

    Advice: Thomas was ruled out of the postseason following an aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear, but he won't have a treatment plan set in stone until he meets with his doctors. Coach Brad Stevens said surgery is an option, so Thomas could be looking a lengthy rehab this summer. Marcus Smart will start Game 3 vs. Cleveland in Thomas' absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 am
  • Marcus Smart to draw the start in Game 3
    Marcus Smart will draw the start at point guard in Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Smart started the second half of Game 2 when Isaiah Thomas (hip) left the game for good. Smart isn't in a rhythm right now and is shooting 34.6 percent from the field in the playoffs, but his minutes will likely be in the high 30s as he looks to contain Kyrie Irving -- he said wants to force Irving to be more of a facilitator. In addition to Smart, expect a heavier workload for Terry Rozier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:23 am
  • P.J. Tucker on the Wolves radar?
    ESPN's Darren Wolfson said that he has heard Minnesota is "very much" on P.J. Tucker's radar.

    Advice: The 32-year-old veteran will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and it will be tough for the Raptors to bring him back to Toronto with Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka also hitting the open market. The Wolves could definitely use some of Tucker's 3-point shooting and defense on the wings, so this report makes sense. He will have a number of suitors this summer, but a move away from Toronto would likely be good news for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Jae Crowder a target for Knicks?
    Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that the Knicks will want Jae Crowder if the Celtics try to trade for Carmelo Anthony this summer.

    Advice: The Celtics have been heavily linked to Gordon Hayward and could also make another run at Jimmy Butler or Paul George, so Carmelo probably isn't too high on their wish list (if they even want him at all). Jaylen Brown has really emerged during the postseason, but it's not clear if Crowder and his bargain of a contract is expendable -- he's owed $22 million over the next three seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • David Lee has partially torn patellar tendon?
    David Lee has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN.

    Advice: Lee will have an MRI on Sunday morning to confirm, but the writing was on the wall when he was seen leaving the court in a wheelchair. Needless to say, Lee won't be playing in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday. Expect Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to pick up some minutes with San Antonio's season on the line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:21 am
  • David Lee (left knee) to have MRI on Sunday
    David Lee (left knee) will have an MRI on Sunday.

    Advice: He needed to come off the court in a wheelchair and was clearly in some pain. Lee took contact to his knee while he was in the air and he also landed awkwardly. Because Lee didn't shoot the free throws, he was automatically ruled out, so it's tough to gauge what he's dealing with. If he's out for Game 4, Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans should play more. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 33 points in Game 3 win
    Kevin Durant put on an offensive clinic during a Game 3 120-108 win over the Spurs on Saturday, scoring 33 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, three 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He was on fire in the third quarter with 19 points in that frame, scoring the majority of those points in contested situations. According to ESPN, KD scored against eight different defenders, so coach Gregg Popovich just didn't have an answer. This was his third 30-point, 10-board game in these playoffs to get him to 16 in his career. There's obviously nothing to worry about from that calf injury from the first round and the Warriors clearly played it right to take it easy on him last month. This team is just so dangerous and also ties the record for most consecutive wins to start a postseason with 11 straight. They'll go for the sweep on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:45 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 21 points in victory
    Stephen Curry scored 21 points with five rebounds, three assists, six steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He passed Rick Barry for the Warriors all-time postseason record for points scored. Curry didn't have his best defensive game with a couple really bad fouls, which does happen more than it should for such a savvy player. On the offensive side, Curry isn't just counting on his jumpers and the Spurs continue to have trouble tracking him with his off-ball moves. Unlike last year, he looks very healthy in these playoffs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores two points
    Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: While he didn't have a formal minutes cap, coach Mike Brown did bring in Iguodala a little later than usual in the second half. Iggy did look healthy during his game and even had a coast-to-coast basket in the first half. He'll get plenty of time off before the NBA Finals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 21 points in loss to GSW
    Manu Ginobili thrived off the bench in a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: He was the best player for the Spurs tonight and it wasn't close. Ginobili also had one of the best nutmegs you'll see as he split the defense while putting the ball through David West's legs (video in link below). The future Hall of Fame guard said he's going to take some time off to decide if he wants to retire, so hopefully Monday isn't his last game. A quick injury note: Manu was grabbing his hamstring in the second half, so we'll keep an eye out to make sure he's OK. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 pm
  • David Lee (knee) will not return on Saturday
    David Lee (left knee) will not return to Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He drove to the basket and landed awkwardly on the and-one score. Lee did not shoot the free throws, so he's automatically ruled out for the game. The Spurs were already using David Bertans as a bench big ahead of Pau Gasol, so now Gasol should be in the rotation. Lee left the court on a wheelchair and may need to be re-evaluated. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Saturday
    Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Saturday against the Spurs for Game 3.

    Advice: After not playing in the second half in Game 1 and sitting out in Game 2, Iguodala is back from his knee soreness. The time off does sound precautionary and Iggy has been practicing since Thursday. If he isn't limited, Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw could lose some minutes. The Warriors will need him against LeBron James, so they may take it easy on the former Finals MVP. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (hip) out for rest of playoffs
    Isaiah Thomas (hip) will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following an aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear.

    Advice: In layman's terms, there's a tear in the area in which the top part of his thigh bone meets his hip bone. Thomas initially hurt his hip on Mar. 15 and it cost him two games back then. He also aggravated this injury in Game 6 against the Wizards on May 12, and then again hurt it on Friday night. "Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred," said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. "The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue." There's no word of a treatment plan yet, but labral tears could result in surgery, which may throw off IT's offseason plan. For the rest of the playoffs, Marcus Smart will get some heavy run while Terry Rozier will have to step up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:50 pm
  • Kanter released from Romania
    Updating a previous item, Enes Kanter was later released after being detained in Romania.

    Advice: He's been traveling through Europe as part of his Light Foundation tour and did post a video of him being held. Kanter had his Turkish passport canceled to cause the problem earlier today, but now he's on his way to London. The OKC big man and some strong words against Turkish president Erdogan, which may be the reason for this issue. It sounds like he's in the clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:47 am
  • Kevon Looney (hip)
    Kevon Looney (hip) has been ruled out of Game 3 vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Looney's hip issues have prevented him from appearing in a single game this postseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:39 am
  • Zaza Pachulia (heel) ruled out of Game 3
    Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) has been ruled out of Game 3 vs. San Antonio on Saturday.

    Advice: This update was expected after it was revealed that Pachulia "didn't do much" at practice on Friday. Spurs fans are undoubtedly disappointed that they won't have the opportunity to boo Pachulia out of the building on Saturday. JaVale McGee will likely draw the start at center. David West may pick up some extra run as well. However, Golden State may also choose to go small early and often, playing Draymond Green in the middle more frequently. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 am
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) probable for Game 3
    Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable for Game 3 vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Iguodala sat out the final 25 minutes of Game 1 and was ruled out for Game 2. However, he got in a full practice on Friday and is expected to suit up on Saturday night. Warrior reserves Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw will see their playing time reduced in Game 3, assuming Iggy logs his usual allotment of minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:36 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) ruled out of Game 3
    Coach Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: A brutal blow for the Spurs, who need to win Game 3 if they have any chance of salvaging this series. The fact that Leonard has already been ruled out this early on Saturday isn't an encouraging sign regarding his chances of suiting up for Game 4, which will be played on Monday. Jonathon Simmons will draw another start in place of Kawhi. Simmons played well in Game 2, scoring a team-high 22 points. Kyle Anderson will also see an uptick in minutes. San Antonio will desperately need LaMarcus Aldridge to step up and carry the load offensively. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:40 am
  • Enes Kanter detained in Romanian airport
    Enes Kanter is being detained in Romania after his passport was "canceled" by the Turkish embassy on Saturday morning.

    Advice: Kanter is traveling throughout Europe as part of his 2017 Enes Kanter Light Foundation global tour. He posted a video on Twitter explaining that police officers had been holding him in Budapest for hours. "The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views," said Kanter. "And the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. He's a bad, bad man. He is a dictator, and he's the Hitler of our century." ESPN is reporting that the Thunder are working with the league office to gather information. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:25 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (hip) uncertain for Game 3
    Isaiah Thomas (right hip strain) will be re-evaluated Saturday and may be forced to miss Game 3 vs. Cleveland on Sunday.

    Advice: Thomas missed the second half of Game 2, and it turns out he's been dealing with pain in his hip since last week. "He's had a nagging hip injury," coach Brad Stevens said. "He aggravated it pretty significantly last Friday in Washington in Game 6 (of the conference semifinals), went through a bunch of testing on Saturday and Sunday and was able to play Monday, (but) hasn't felt great either of the two days." Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes if Thomas is sidelined for Game 3. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:19 am
  • Isaiah Thomas has been playing through injury
    Isaiah Thomas (right hip strain) has been playing through injury since the Wizards series and his injury is "considered significant," according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

    Advice: The report adds the Celtics had "doubts Thomas could play in Game 7" on Sunday, but he's been gutting it out since. Thomas hasn't quite looked right in some time, so perhaps this explains it. After not playing in the second half tonight, he'll likely have an MRI coming in the next day and the Celtics seem like the have no chance to make this a series. If IT is out, Marcus Smart will get some heavy run while Terry Rozier would also have to step up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Not Just A Regular Guy: LeBron crushes Boston
    LeBron James crushed the Celtics in Boston during a blowout 130-86 win on Friday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: So it turns out he's not just a regular guy. The Cavs set the NBA playoffs record with a 41-point lead at halftime thanks to winning the second quarter 40-13 to get them to the 72-31 lead at the break. LeBron becomes the first player since Michael Jordan to score 30-plus points in eight consecutive games, and this one hands the Celtics their worst home playoff loss ever. The Cavs have also won 13 straight playoff games to tie the 1988-89 Lakers for the NBA record. LeBron is doing whatever he wants on offense and Celtics coach Brad Stevens may have to be more aggressive in defending him with more double teams. Regardless, it probably isn't going to matter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:01 pm
  • Kevin Love scores 21 points in easy win
    Kevin Love scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He's actually been a solid defender in this series and he's also lighting up the Celtics as a shooter. Love wasn't playing very well in the first two series, especially with just 12.0 points per game against the Raptors. Whatever happened in the time off, it's certainly helping. He's had a tough time against the Warriors, though. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Al Horford struggles again on Friday night
    Al Horford scored 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a loss to the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: What happened to the Horford from the last round? He didn't make any field goals in the first half today and he's also been a no-show on the defensive end. The Celtics can't figure out what to put next to Horford with Amir Johnson being next to him in Game 1 and Jae Crowder shifting to the four in this ugly loss. He really needs to play better in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Marcus Smart misses all six shots from field
    Marcus Smart missed all six shots from the field and made all four from the line against the Cavs on Friday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Isaiah Thomas (right hip strain) didn't play in the second half, but the Celtics being down 41 points at halftime was likely a factor here. Smart continues to get open looks, but he's just been terrible at converting those chances. He did start the second half on Friday night for IT. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:51 pm
  • Gerald Green scores six points
    Gerald Green scored six points in a start against the Cavs on Friday, adding two 3-pointers and one turnover in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played well early with a couple big threes in the first quarter. Green was probably the best player in the first quarter before things got out of hand, but coach Brad Stevens still didn't start Green in the second half. There will probably be a change in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (right hip) will not return
    Isaiah Thomas (right hip) will not return to Friday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was limping at the end of the first half and the team is calling it a right hip strain. The Celtics were dominated 72-31 for the biggest halftime deficit in the history of the NBA playoffs, so there's no reason to bring IT back. He was terrible in this game, scoring just two points in 18 minutes. Marcus Smart started the third quarter for Thomas. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Amir Johnson back to the bench
    Amir Johnson will move to the bench against the Cavs for Game 2 on Friday.

    Advice: After a rough Game 1 from Johnson and based on how that starting lineup hasn't fared well vs. Cleveland, Johnson may not be getting minutes. Jonas Jerebko could also be in the mix for this game while Jaylen Brown should play more, as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:47 pm
  • Gerald Green starting over Amir Johnson
    The Celtics will start Gerald Green in place of Amir Johnson for Game 2 against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense to pull Johnson from the starting lineup. That lineup didn't fare well during the season and it was roasted in Game 1. It is somewhat interesting that Green is starting over someone like Jaylen Brown. Green likely won't play too much beyond his first stints from each half, assuming he can start the second half. Expect Brown to get more minutes than Green. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Kevon Looney (hip) doubtful for Game 3
    Kevon Looney (hip) is doubtful to play in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Progress! Looney still hasn't played in the postseason this year and he's not going to be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:58 pm
  • Dray nd KD think Kawhi will play
    Both Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are expecting Kawhi Leonard (ankle) to play in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: "No doubt in my mind," Green said. Obviously, theses opinions don't mean much, but it's a slow day. Leonard had plenty of treatment on Thursday and he said if he feels good, he'll play. Expect an update on Kawhi at shootaround on Saturday morning. He'll likely be a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:04 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia doesn't do much at practice
    Zaza Pachulia (heel) didn't do much at practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is still listed as questionable for Game 3, but not doing much at practice doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Saturday. If Zaza isn't out there, it'll likely be more JaVale McGee and David West at the five with more Draymond in there, as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:31 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) goes through practice
    Andre Iguodala (knee) went through a full practice in San Antonio on Friday.

    Advice: That means he has a great chance to play in Game 3 on Saturday. Iguodala is still questionable for the game and the Warriors may want to take it easy on their vet with still six wins to go. If Iguodala is back, guys like Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw may lose some playing time. Shaun Livingston may be more of a backup PG than the wing he's been lately. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:28 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) listed as questionable
    The Spurs are officially listing Kawhi Leonard (ankle) as questionable for Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Speaking with reporters, Leonard said his ankle is feeling "better" but did not sound overly optimistic. "It's still not ready... I could be feeling way better." When asked if he thought he would be able to play on Saturday, Leonard replied: "We'll see how it feels tomorrow." We should get another update Saturday morning after shootaround, but at this point, it appears we may be heading towards a game-time decision. Jonathon Simmons would once again be asked to shoulder an increased load if Kawhi is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 am
  • Could Jonas Jerebko get run?
    Coach Brad Stevens hinted he could play Jonas Jerebko in Game 2 on Friday.

    Advice: "I told him last night, there's a good chance that he'll be a big part of this," Stevens said. Tyler Zeller played for five minutes and it went terribly, posting a -54.5 net rating in that time. Stevens likes to use Jerebko next to Kelly Olynyk, so he could be the last man in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas not afraid of Cleveland
    Isaiah Thomas said the Celtics are not afraid of the Cavs.

    Advice: "They're not Space Jam," Thomas said. "They just happened to play better than us in Game 1." The Celtics starters were destroyed on Wednesday and played just eight minutes together. Coach Brad Stevens could opt to make a change, but he could also change his plan and look to double LeBron James more. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:29 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia goes through part of practice
    Zaza Pachulia (heel) went through parts of practice on Thursday.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed he only has a bruise to his heel. Pachulia did have some issues with his right Achilles earlier in his career, so there's a chance this could be affecting that ailment. If he can't go, JaVale McGee and David West will likely get some added run. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) does light practice
    Andre Iguodala (knee) went through a full light practice on Thursday.

    Advice: A "full light practice" isn't exactly clear, but this is a good sign after Iguodala missed the last 1.5 games -- he didn't play in the final 25 minutes of Game 1. With Iggy out, it was Shaun Livingston, Pat McCaw, Matt Barnes and Ian Clark stepping up. Iguodala may still be limited with the Warriors having a 2-0 advantage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:24 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard's (ankle) status still unclear
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) "didn't do much, if anything, on the court" at Thursday's practice according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

    Advice: The Spurs will likely keep Leonard's availability close to their chest as long as they can, so don't expect a real update until Saturday. Pau Gasol said Leonard was "sitting nicely on the sideline," but did hint that he's making progress. If Leonard sits out in Game 3 on Saturday, Jonathon Simmons will be the clear winner after scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Game 2. Kyle Anderson and Dejounte Murray would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:53 am
  • Al Horford has 11/8/6 in lopsided Gm 1 defeat
    Al Horford had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 38 minutes during the Celtics' 117-104 loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: Horford missed his first six shot attempts before finding a rhythm offensively. He was also torched early on defense while switching onto LeBron James, and the Celtics are likely to tweak their approach for Game 2, but fatigue is a potential culprit. Boston was two days removed from an exhausting seven-game series, while the Cavs had a nine-day rest following their sweep of the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas struggles in Gm 1 loss vs. Cavs
    Isaiah Thomas struggled in 38 minutes on Wednesday, making 7-of-19 shots with two 3-pointers for 17 points, 10 assists, one rebound, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Thomas was trapped often by the Cavs' defense, as expected, but he just didn't have it going offensively -- he missed shots he usually makes, committed some costly turnovers, and the Celtics looked lost in the first half. Thomas was a mere 1-of-3 from the FT line tonight, after averaging 10.5 made free throws vs. Cleveland during the regular season. He should fare better in Game 2 on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Amir Johnson gets DNP-CD after halftime
    Amir Johnson didn't play after halftime during Wednesday's loss to the visiting Cavaliers.

    Advice: He failed to defend well vs. the Cavs' frontcourt and offered nothing offensively, so coach Brad Stevens opted to start Kelly Olynyk in the third quarter. Tyler Zeller even cracked the rotation tonight, which doesn't bode well for Johnson. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 21 pts w/ four 3-pointers
    Jae Crowder made 8-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers to score 21 points during Wednesday's Game 1 defeat, adding eight rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Celtics opened the game 5-of-16 from the field, including 1-of-7 from deep, but their biggest issues were on defense -- Crowder and his teammates had no answers for LeBron James. Crowder's offensive efforts tonight are a faint silver lining, at least, as he shot just 40.9 percent vs. the Bulls in the first round, and 43.6 percent vs. the Raptors in the semifinals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Kevin Love scores playoff career-high 32 pts
    Kevin Love scored a playoff career-high 32 points during Wednesday's Game 1 victory in Boston, making 9-of-16 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs with six 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Tyronn Lue vowed to get Love more involved offensively vs. Boston after he posted a 19.8% usage rate in the first two rounds. Lue cited matchups as the reason for Love's relatively low involvement vs. Indiana and Toronto, but the Celtics had no answers for the four-time All-Star tonight -- Love scored 18 points in the third quarter alone, helping the Cavs roll to an easy 117-104 win. "This is a perfect roster with regard to how many predicaments they can put you in with all of the shooting around [LeBron]," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said before the game. Boston will go back to the drawing board for Game 2 on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Cavs win Game 1 behind LeBron James' 38/9/7
    LeBron James was dominant during the Cavs' Game 1 victory in Boston, scoring 38 points (14-of-24 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs had a nine-day break prior to tonight's game, but the rest-vs.-rust question was decisively in favor of rest tonight. The Celtics switched everything defensively against LeBron and he feasted against bigger players like Al Horford and Kelly Olynyk, as well as smaller guys like Marcus Smart, scoring 15 points in the first quarter alone. LeBron has at least one road victory in an NBA-record 29 consecutive playoff series, and the Celtics have no obvious answers for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • MRI confirms heel bruise for Zaza Pachulia
    An MRI confirmed that Zaza Pachulia suffered a bruised right heel vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: The MRI didn't reveal any structural damage and Pachulia is considered day-to-day. The Warriors don't play again until Game 3 on Saturday, which is a big help, but if Zaza misses any games JaVale McGee stands to gain the most minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (heel) to have an MRI
    Zaza Pachulia (heel) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a right heel contusion in Game 2 vs. the Spurs and wasn't able to return for the second half. X-rays were negative, but we should get an update on his timetable later tonight or on Thursday morning once the results of the MRI are known. If the big man misses time, expect more small-ball lineups from the Warriors with JaVale McGee also picking up a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:17 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 29 points in 136-100 win
    Stephen Curry lit up the Spurs for 29 points in Tuesday's 136-100 Game 2 win, giving the Warriors a 2-0 series lead.

    Advice: He sat out the fourth quarter due to the lopsided score, but still had a monster night with seven assists, seven rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers. He was also very efficient, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line. The Warriors are 10-0 in the playoffs which extends a franchise record, but they will need another big night from Curry if they want to take Game 3 with the series shifting to San Antonio. Draymond Green scored 13 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and two triples, while Klay Thompson added 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:12 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 16 points in easy win
    Kevin Durant scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's easy 136-100 Game 2 win over the Spurs.

    Advice: Durant landed on LaMarcus Aldridge's foot after a shot attempt and was lucky to walk away without an injury -- it looked like LMA slid his foot under KD just like Zaza Pachulia did to Kawhi Leonard in Game 1, so he was fortunate that he didn't roll his ankle. Durant only played 28 minutes due to the lopsided score, so he's not in any danger of missing Game 3 on Saturday. He added three assists, two rebounds, one block and two triples. You can check out the incident in the link below. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (heel) will not return Tuesday
    Zaza Pachulia (heel) will not return to Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He left the game just before halftime and did not come back out for the second half. Pachulia has been diagnosed with a right heel contusion, but we'll know more about his status after he undergoes X-rays. Matt Barnes started the second half, but JaVale McGee would also pick up some minutes if Pachulia misses additional time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) won't play in Game 2
    Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Leonard was previously considered doubtful. Game 3 isn't until Saturday which will give Leonard several days to rest up, but coach Gregg Popovich said that his superstar forward will likely be listed as questionable. Jonathon Simmons will start in Game 2 and is the big winner in fantasy formats, but Kyle Anderson, Dejounte Murray and Manu Ginobili should also get a bump. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:50 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) ruled out for Game 2
    Andre Iguodala (left knee) has been ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: His MRI on Monday came back clean and he's simply dealing with some soreness. However, Game 3 isn't until Saturday and the Spurs are expected to without Kawhi Leonard (ankle) tonight, so it makes sense for the Warriors to play it safe. Shaun Livingston will pick up the slack in the second unit, while Matt Barnes may see a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:47 pm
  • Marcus Smart steps up in Game 7 win
    Marcus Smart was everywhere in Monday's Game 7 win over the Wizards, racking up 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two triples in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He played within himself tonight and didn't force things on the offensive end, but Smart also made several winning hustle plays and played some incredible lock-down defense. He finished 4-of-7 from the field, hitting a massive 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter in addition to a couple of key baskets in the fourth. "When it’s all on the line, he’s going to make it," coach Brad Stevens said of Smart coming up big down the stretch. "That’s a unique trait." Expect the combo guard to spend a lot of time guarding either LeBron James or Kyrie Irving in the next round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:19 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 29 points w/ 12 assists
    Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 29 points on 9-of-21 shooting in Monday's Game 7 win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Playing in his first ever Game 7, Thomas said before the game that he doesn't "believe in pressure" and he backed those comments up with a monster performance. He dished out 12 assists in 40 minutes, hitting 8-of-9 free throws with two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. It's not a bad day to be a Boston fan, as the Celtics will move on to face the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals and have a 25.0 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick during the draft lottery on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Andre Iguodala's (knee) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Andre Iguodala's left knee came back clean according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: This confirms that he's simply dealing with soreness, but he is still considered questionable for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. With Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out Game 2, the Warriors may opt to hold Iguodala out as well. If they do, he will have several days to rest up for Game 3 on Saturday. Shaun Livingston will likely benefit the most if Iggy sits, while Matt Barnes would likely pick up a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Kevon Looney (hip) out for Game 2
    Kevon Looney (hip) will not play in Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely, but he wasn't going to be in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:57 pm
  • Leonard's ankle has no structural damage
    An MRI taken on Kawhi Leonard's left ankle revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: While this is obviously good news, the Spurs are still listing Leonard as doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday. If he sits out as expected, he will then have several days to rest up for Game 3 in San Antonio on Saturday. Expect Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray to pick up the slack on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia unlikely to be disciplined
    Zaza Pachulia is unlikely to be disciplined by the NBA for his foul on Kawhi Leonard in Game 1.

    Advice: Pachulia stuck his foot under under Leonard which caused the San Antonio star to roll his ankle and leave the game for good, but the big man denies that he did it on purpose and his teammates backed him up. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ripped Pachulia at Monday's press conference and called the foul an "unnatural closeout," but the NBA isn't planing to take any action. For now, expect Pachulia to be in the lineup for Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:15 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Andre Iguodala (left knee) is questionable for Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He already underwent an MRI, but the Warriors are still waiting on the results. It was reported on Sunday that there's a "strong chance" Iguodala won't play in Game 2, so he's likely closer to doubtful. As expected, he was also held out of Monday's practice. Look for Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes to pick up the slack if Iggy can't play in Game 2. Daily Slant: Livingston earned 23 minutes on Sunday, 15 of them after Iggy was shut down. Although he's far from a lock, as he's averaged just 0.60 FD ppm this postseason, he's very affordable at or near the minimum across the industry and provides a route towards unique lineups on a two-game slate. However, the opportunity cost of missing big games from the three elite point guards - Isaiah Thomas, John Wall, and Stephen Curry - may be too great. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:48 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (ankle) doubtful for Game 2
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) isn't expected to play in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday according to coach Gregg Popovich.

    Advice: Leonard was undergoing an MRI while Popovich was speaking, so we might get another update later today. The two-way superstar has rolled his ankle a few times this week, so the Spurs may hold him out for Game 2 because Game 3 isn't until May 20 in San Antonio -- that would give him an additional five days of rest. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson and Manu Ginobili will all have to step up, with Simmons offering the most upside in DFS. The Spurs would also have to use more two-PG lineups which would benefit Dejounte Murray. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:44 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will have an MRI
    Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will have an MRI Sunday night on his left ankle.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise for a guy who has rolled his ankle three times this week, which is by far the roughest stretch of ankle injuries he's had of his career. Leonard didn't have much of a limp and didn't have anything on his ankle besides some tape. For now, he's likely looking at a game-time call. While the Spurs did sit him in Game 6, it may be tougher to do so against the Warriors in a 0-1 hole. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray will have to step up. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:15 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 40 in Game 1 win vs. SA
    Stephen Curry scored 40 points during a 113-111 win over the Spurs on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors were down 25 in the first half and pulled off the comeback with some strong offensive play. Curry saved the day with a strong third while Kevin Durant closed this one out with several tough buckets. The Warriors finished 58-33 after the Kawhi Leonard injury, posting a 159.3 offensive rating when Kawhi was off the court and while Durant was on. Kawhi aside, the Spurs lost Curry a lot off screens and perhaps they're not used to that after going against James Harden. This was a 2017 postseason high and his fifth career postseason 40-plus scoring game. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:10 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 34 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Spurs in a Game 1 win on Sunday.

    Advice: He dominated to close this game out, but you could definitely chalk it up to the Kawhi Leonard (ankle) injury. In the 17 minutes with Kawhi out, KD scored 23 points on a 33.7 usage rate and an 85.1 true shooting percentage to get him to a +78.1 net rating. When Kawhi was on in 22 minutes, KD had 11 points on a 43.1 TS% for a -29.4 net rating. If Kawhi is limited, Durant could be eating like he has for most of this postseason. Regardless, he's playing lights out right now. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:02 pm
  • Zaza gets 26 minutes on Sunday
    Zaza Pachulia scored 11 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be under fire for an incident in this game. Pachulia may have stuck his foot under Kawhi Leonard (ankle) to possibly cause an ankle roll, which was a huge development to help the Warriors get the win. Besides that, coach Mike Brown did give Zaza some credit for playing more minutes than usual. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:49 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 17 points in loss
    Manu Ginobili scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes in a Game 1 loss to the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He made some big buckets, including a driving dunk in the last minute (video in link below). If Kawhi Leonard (ankle) can't play on Tuesday, Ginobili may have to step up even more. After it looked like he had very little left in the tank during the season, Ginobili has been a factor in these playoffs. He's 39 years old. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:32 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will not return
    Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will not return to Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: Ouch. The Spurs rule him out within 10 minutes in real time from the second ankle roll of the day. Leonard was able to put weight on his ankle as he went to the locker room, but he did need some assistance. He was carrying this team on both ends during this game, finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 24 minutes. The Spurs were crushing the Warriors, but losing Kawhi is huge and the Warriors knew it with a 16-0 run after Kawhi went down. We'll see a ton of Jonathon Simmons with more Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray. Rotoworld.com May 14, 2:20 pm
  • Kevon Looney (hip) out again for Game 1
    Kevon Looney (hip) will not play in Game 1 against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: His left hip just keeps giving him problems, but Looney isn't in the rotation anyway. He has the potential to fit in this offense with strong rebounding, decent jump shooting and size at the five, but Looney really has to stay on the court first. Rotoworld.com May 13, 7:29 pm
  • Kevin Durant not worried about opener
    Kevin Durant said the season opener against the Spurs "seems like years ago."

    Advice: The Spurs thumped the Warriors in the opener 129-100 with red-hot Jonathon Simmons scoring 20, but a lot has changed. Durant is basically saying the chemistry for the Warriors wasn't there, and also KD didn't play in the other two games. The Warriors are playing their best defense all year and they're still not hitting all cylinders on offense. Rotoworld.com May 13, 12:23 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 27 points in loss to Wiz
    Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points during a Game 6 92-91 loss in Washington on Friday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, five turnovers and five 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: It looked like it was Isaiah Time in the fourth with a couple clutch IT jumpers with two minutes left, but he had a bad turnover late that led to a Brad Beal three, and John Wall blocked IT on the next possession. If not for that sequence, the Celtics are probably getting ready for the Cavs. Plus, coach Brad Stevens pulled out a lot of nice after-timeout plays and you could say he out-coached Scott Brooks today. The Celtics were living on fast-break points with 17 in this game while they had a lot of perimeter points outside of that with only 26 points in the paint. TD Garden should be fired up for Game 7 on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 12, 8:05 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 27 points in loss
    Avery Bradley scored 27 points during a Game 6 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Usually, when Bradley goes off in the postseason, the Celtics have been winning those games, but not today. He played excellent defense on Bradley Beal for almost the entire night to go with the scoring. It seemed like coach Brad Stevens saw something in the Wizards defense because Bradley had several cuts to get some easy hoops to go with those three treys. He's clearly healthy and will be a very important piece on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 12, 7:56 pm
  • Al Horford scores 20 points
    Al Horford scored 20 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: Despite the loss, he's been outstanding and his jumpers just keep falling. Horford had a 63.9 effective field goal percentage on his 54 jumpers in his previous playoff games while he's only been blocked just four times on his 111 attempts. This is the Horford the Celtics signed up for last summer. Rotoworld.com May 12, 7:53 pm
  • Jae Crowder flirts with a triple-double
    Jae Crowder scored 10 points with seven rebounds, one 3-pointer, no turnovers and a postseason career-high eight assists.

    Advice: Credit to coach Brad Stevens to giving Crowder plenty of chances to make some easy passes to open guys -- he assisted Isaiah Thomas three times, Avery Bradley four times and Al Horford once. As Stevens has hinted, he's playing Crowder more as a small-ball four and he's been better in that role lately. Expect him to get some serious run in Game 7 on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 12, 7:51 pm
  • Avery Bradley (hips) good to go
    Avery Bradley (hips) is still all set to play in Game 6 despite how his hip pointers are still bothering him.

    Advice: He finally showed up in a big way in Game 5, scoring 29 points to help the Celtics dominate to get a 3-2 lead. Bradley was a big reason why the Celtics won four straight against the Bulls, so another strong game from him today could put the C's over the top today. Rotoworld.com May 12, 11:37 am
  • Coach Ty Lue wants Love to be more involved
    Coach Tyronn Lue vowed to get Kevin Love more involved in the Cavs offense in the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Love averaged 19.1 points (on 14.5 field goal attempts) and 11.1 rebounds in the regular season, but has seen those averages dip to 13.8 points (on 9.9 FG attempts) and 9.1 boards in the playoffs. "For me, some of it's my fault because we haven't really featured him a lot because of the matchups we had on other teams," said coach Lue. "In this next series, we have some matchups he can definitely take advantage of, and it's on me to make sure we do that." Love will be a solid DFS option in the early games of the ECF. Rotoworld.com May 12, 7:44 am
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