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  • C.J. Miles will start again in Game 4
    C.J. Miles will start over Monta Ellis again in Game 4 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

    Advice: Miles is generally more aggressive in the second unit, but his splits as a starter and reserve during the regular season are very similar. Miles can get hot in a hurry which makes him a DFS tournament play, but he's also no stranger to duds. In a start in Game 3, Miles scored nine points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com 16 minutes ago
  • ATL to do everything possible to keep Millsap
    Hawks owner Tony Ressler made it clear that re-signing Paul Millsap this offseason is a priority.

    Advice: "We are going to make every effort imaginable to keep him," Ressler said. This isn't the first time we've heard this from the Hawks, but it will likely take a max deal to keep the 32-year-old All Star in Atlanta. The Hawks explored the idea of trading him around the turn of the new year to avoid losing him for nothing this summer, but pulled him off the market right before the trade deadline. The Hawks had to let Al Horford walk as a free agent last summer, so we'll see if they have better luck with Millsap. Rotoworld.com 22 minutes ago
  • Love not worried about 4th quarter benching
    Kevin Love said he won't have any extra motivation in Game 4 after getting benched in the fourth quarter of Game 3 along with Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: "No, that's silly," Love said. "If anything, we look at it like that was great for that second unit and those guys stepping up for us. It will give them a lot of confidence, give us a lot of confidence in all sorts of positions and situations that they can help us win. If they can do that, then now we got to go out with the first unit, especially in the first half, and play better." Love was incredible in the first two games of the series against Indiana, so expect a bounce-back performance on Sunday as the Cavs attempt to sweep the Pacers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Gerald Green looking to give Boston energy
    Gerald Green said his job is to bring some energy and pace to the first unit.

    Advice: "I was just trying to bring energy. I think that was most important," Green said after logging 20 minutes in the starting lineup in Game 3 vs. Chicago. "I feel like my energy was there early on in the game. So that’s what I’m going to try to do [in Sunday's Game 4]: just try to come out with a lot of energy and just try to play up-tempo basketball, try to just bring it on both ends." Green played through a mild ankle tweak and scored eight points with one rebound and two 3-pointers, and he's on the radar as a DFS play in tournaments because of his boom-or-bust appeal. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
  • Festus Ezeli hopes to play for Blazers
    Festus Ezeli is hopeful that he will have a chance to suit up for the Blazers next season.

    Advice: Ezeli never made an appearance for the Blazers this season and had cadaver ligament replacement surgery on his left knee back in March. He's been rehabbing his knee five times a week and is working on his range of motion, but he still has to monitor some swelling and is eating healthy to avoid putting on any extra weight. While it's unlikely that the Blazers will pick up their $7.73 million option on Ezeli for next season, hopefully he'll get another chance to play in 2017-18 if he can finally get his knee right. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:41 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 as Dubs take 3-0 lead
    Stephen Curry buried the Blazers during a 119-113 win in Game 3 on Saturday, scoring 34 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: A 19-1 run in this comeback victory propelled the Dubs to what is now a +47 margin of victory in this series. The Warriors now have a 3-0 lead and one of their biggest strengths in this win was an unusual one with only seven turnovers. Those seven turnovers match a playoff franchise record, and Curry only had one of them en route to his 21st 30-plus scoring game in his postseason career. With this win, the Warriors may opt to take it easier on Kevin Durant for at least one more game. They'll look to close this one out on Monday in Portland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores 16 points off bench
    Andre Iguodala scored 16 points with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: No Kevin Durant, no problem. Iguodala just outfoxed the Blazers throughout this game, getting four dunks on the offensive side and providing great defense on the other end. Playoff Iggy is a very good Iggy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • JaVale McGee plays well yet again
    JaVale McGee scored 14 points with four rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been an amazing story all year and had a team-high +24 in the +/- stat. McGee has been instant energy and his rolls to the basket in this spread offense has been lethal. He'll be making plenty of highlights, and not for the silly reasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 32, Lillard scores 31
    C.J. McCollum scored a team-high 32 points during a 119-113 Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Damian Lillard was right behind C.J. with 31 points in a tough loss. It looked like Dame and C.J. were going to lead the Blazers to a win with a 17-point lead in the second half, but a Warriors outburst in the third quarter was just too much to overcome. The Blazers will likely have more minutes from Jusuf Nurkic on Monday, but they're in what looks to be an insurmountable 0-3 hole. Hopefully, the Blazers can extend this series on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic gets 17 minutes in return
    Jusuf Nurkic returned to the lineup during a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring two points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He made a big impact in the paint but Nurkic was not quite up to snuff on the conditioning side of things. He didn't have much life in his legs and he wasn't really doing much as a scorer. He'll have a couple days to get in better shape and should be in the 20s for minutes on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Noah Vonleh scores 10 points with 7 board
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He was effective off the bench and had three putback jams. Vonleh's minutes are likely going to drop into the teens during Game 4 on Monday, but he still gets a lot of credit for turning it on over the last month or so. Maybe he can parlay his recent play with a strong offseason to get him going next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Evan Turner gets 40 minutes vs. Warriors
    Evan Turner scored 17 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He picked up most of the minutes at the three due to Moe Harkless struggling a bit and Allen Crabbe possibly at less than 100 percent. Turner did play well on both ends for most of this game and may have earned heavy run again for Game 4 on Monday. That said, coach Terry Stotts doesn't exactly roll with the same rotations night in and night out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores just one point
    Moe Harkless scored one point with one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: His playing time took a significant hit because of Jusuf Nurkic returning and the Blazers not using as many small-ball four and five lineups. He'll likely be in the same neighborhood for minutes on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Marc Gasol hits game-winning shot in OT
    Marc Gasol hit a game-winning 12-foot runner with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to beat the Spurs 110-108 on Saturday, finishing with 16 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one block, seven turnovers and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.

    Advice: It was a very difficult shot over LaMarcus Aldridge to earn the win in one of the best games you'll see in the next two months (video in link below). Gasol did look a step slow for most of this game and seven turnovers is very unusual for him. Coach David Fizdale has clearly hitched his wagon to Gasol and is likely going to ask him to play 40 minutes every night when garbage time isn't a factor. Considering how much Mike Conley dominated, the Spurs may focus more on limiting him, which may open things up for Gasol. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Maximum Effort: Mike Conley scores 35 in win
    Mike Conley scored a playoff career-high 35 points during a thrilling 110-108 overtime victory over the Spurs in Game 4 on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe his contract was a bargain after all. Conley just continues to cause defensive breakdowns, including a beautiful drive with five seconds left in regulation to send this one to overtime. As you might expect, coach David Fizdale had some thoughts about his guy. "I don't think we'll be talking about how much money he makes anymore," Fizdale said. Conley always gets the "underrated" tag, but his fantasy owners know that Conley has been absolutely crushing for months. We have a series and Game 5 will break this 2-2 tie on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • David Lee scores eight in 33 minutes
    David Lee made a spot start on Saturday, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was not very good in the starting lineup, posting a -15 in the +/- stat. Dewayne Dedmon should feel better for Tuesday's Game 5, so expect Lee to move back to his role of minutes in the teens. He did not score in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Noah Vonleh to the bench
    Noah Vonleh will move to the bench for Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Blazers try to limit the perimeter, so Vonleh may not get much playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
  • Update: Rudy Gobert still doubtful to play
    Updating a previous item, Rudy Gobert (knee) remains doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: The questionable update from earlier today did seem a little odd and another report called him unlikely to play, so Gobert likely needs at least another game off. The Jazz haven't provided many encouraging notes on Gobert outside of a report he is walking without a limp. For now, expect Derrick Favors to log most of the minutes at center. Joe Johnson, Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood also should benefit, especially with no Blake Griffin (toe). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 29 points in win vs. Wiz
    Paul Millsap torched the Wizards during the Game 3 116-98 victory, scoring 29 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in just 33 minutes.

    Advice: After battling through a knee injury earlier this month, it's safe to say he is back with this gem and a 27-point, 10-board game in Game 2. As great as the outing was, all the talk will be about how Markieff Morris called Millsap a "crybaby" on top of all the MMA talk leading up to this game. When Millsap found out about the comment, he had a little trash talk of his own. "I don't care. So what? Take his loss and go back to the hotel," Millsap said. The Hawks are about inconsistent as it gets for these playoff teams, but they sure can get hot in a hurry. All eyes will continue to be on the Millsap-Morris battle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 27 points
    Dennis Schroder scored 27 points with two rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said he wanted Schroder to be more like Kawhi Leonard and try to avoid the trash talk, but it's going to be really tough for him now. When Schroder found out that Markieff Morris called Paul Millsap a crybaby, Schroder had a hilarious reaction to the comment (video in link below). He plays with a lot of confidence and he'll likely have a little more after this game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable
    Rudy Gobert (knee) has been upgraded to questionable to face the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Interesting. An earlier report said he was unlikely to play and there has been very little encouraging news on Gobert since the day after his injury. The Jazz listed Derrick Favors as doubtful for almost a month last season, so don't put too much stock into this update. If he can go, this would obviously be a massive swing with him in and Blake Griffin (toe) out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic will start, play limited minutes
    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) will start and play limited minutes in Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He's back. Nurkic went through warmups without an issue and will be out there to kick off his first playoff game. Coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic's minutes will depend on how he's feeling, so he doesn't have a specific cap on his playing time. Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh will lose playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo struggles in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made just 6-of-19 from the field for 14 points with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers during an 87-76 loss to the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: Besides his 10 points in the second quarter, Giannis was not the 2016-17 version of himself during this game. Antetokounmpo was just 3-of-10 on jumpers in this game and was even worse on layups at just 2-of-8. He was also pressing a bit to cause those seven turnovers, as well. You could say Giannis was just due for a bad game after he dominated this series perhaps more than any other player has done so in the past week. He'll be better on Monday in Toronto as this series has now become just a best of three. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:53 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 19 points vs. Raptors
    Tony Snell scored a playoff career-high 19 points with four rebounds, one turnover and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Raptors during the Game 4 loss.

    Advice: The Bulls may want him back after the game Michael Carter-Williams had on Friday. The Bucks were getting him plenty of good looks with some off-ball screens, but that probably won't happen again in this series. Snell was averaging 10.0 points per game in his previous three games, so that serves as a fair expectation in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores just 10 points
    Khris Middleton made 4-of-13 from the field for 10 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: Not only did he struggle on making shots, Middleton just didn't seem locked in during this game. The Raptors didn't put DeMar DeRozan on Middleton as much, so maybe coach Dwane Casey gets some credit for that adjustment. Middleton is still going to get big minutes and the off game was more about just not being in a rhythm. Expect a bounce-back game in Game 5 on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:39 pm
  • Woj Nurk Alert: Jusuf Nurkic a game-time call
    Jusuf Nurkic's status for Game 3 against the Warriors will be determined after he tests leg in pregame work on the court, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: He has gone through some non-contact portion of practice and is doubtful to play. Nurkic has said before he has super strength and he isn't feeling pain, so he does have a chance to play. Plus, the Blazers being in an 0-2 hole may help his chances to be out there. If he is cleared, he'll almost certainly have a minutes cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) unlikely for Game 4
    Rudy Gobert (knee) is unlikely to play in Game 4 on Sunday.

    Advice: Sadly, this isn't a surprise for the Jazz and they'll continue to have to play Derrick Favors more minutes than they probably want to. Favors has looked gassed in the fourth quarter, playing 34.7 minutes per game in his last three. Jeff Withey has also been in the rotation and the Jazz do use Boris Diaw at the five. Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles are also getting some added opportunity, and now the Jazz could go smaller a lot more now that Blake Griffin (toe) is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:04 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic going through non-contact
    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) has gone through non-contact portions of practice in the past two days.

    Advice: He is still doubtful to play and not going through contact isn't the best sign. Pain tolerance was expected to be the biggest hurdle for Nurkic, so it's possible he can play on Saturday. If he is a go, he'll almost certainly have a minutes cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:00 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) still out for Sun
    Austin Rivers (hamstring) remains out for Game 4 on Sunday.

    Advice: The Clippers could've used him now that Blake Griffin (toe) is out for the playoffs. With Rivers out, the Clippers will use more small-ball lineups with Luc Mbah a Moute, Marreese Speights and Paul Pierce soaking up minutes at the four. We should see more Brandon Bass and three-guard lineups, as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:51 am
  • Rivers (hamstring) unlikely to play Sunday
    Coach Doc Rivers said Friday that he doesn't think Austin Rivers (hamstring) will be able to play Sunday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Rivers has been sidelined since initially injuring his hamstring back on March 29th. "I don't think so," Doc said when asked if Austin could be ready in time for Sunday's Game 4. "I don't know. I think he probably thinks that for sure. He's feeling better. He's working out. But I just don't see that. I think that's awfully quick." We should have a formal update regarding Rivers status either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning after shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) probable for Game 3
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) is listed as probable for Game 3 vs. Golden State on Saturday night.

    Advice: McCollum tweaked his ankle is Game 1 but was listed as probable for Game 2 and was able to suit up. He is fully expected to log his typical 35-plus minutes on Saturday night. McCollum was on fire in Game 1, pouring in 41 points, but crashed back down to earth in Game 2, scoring just 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting. The Blazers need an efficient and effective McCollum to show up on Saturday if they are to have a shot at knocking off the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
  • Allen Crabbe (foot) probable for Game 3
    Allen Crabbe (foot) is listed as probable for Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Crabbe missed the final two games of the regular season with a foot issue but has been fine since the start of the playoffs. He is expected to play his usual allotment of minutes on Saturday night. The Blazers need Crabbe to contribute in Game 3, as his struggles are part of the reason Portland is a 0-2 hole. He has scored a total of just nine points on 4-for-15 shooting over the first two games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:16 am
  • Chris Paul scores 34 points in comeback win
    Chris Paul carried the Clippers to a comeback 111-106 win in Utah on Friday, scoring 34 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: No Blake Griffin in the second half, no problem. The Clippers overcame a 14-point deficit for their largest road comeback since 2012, and CP3's 24 points in the second half were a big reason why -- also had seven rebounds in the second half. Even if BG has to miss time, the Clippers may be OK with CP3 at the helm and getting more shots. He also passed Wilt Chamberlain for 30th on the all-time playoffs assists list. The Clippers will take their 2-1 lead to Utah again for Sunday's Game 4. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 22 points off bench
    Lou Wiliams scored 22 points with four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: The Rockets went with plenty of no-center lineups in this game as they tried to battle back. Williams only played 23.5 minutes per game in the first two, which is a more realistic expectation for playing time in Game 4 on Sunday. He has scored at least 21 in each of his last two games, so he can clearly get it done with minutes under 25. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:19 pm
  • Gerald Green scores eight points in start
    Gerald Green played 20 minutes in the starting lineup against the Bulls in Game 3 on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did suffer a mild left ankle tweak in the first half, but he did return and looked fine after getting re-taped. Even if Green is going to start, he's going to be the fourth guard at best in the rotation for total minutes behind Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart -- Terry Rozier played 23 minutes, as well. Green is only going to be a tournament play in DFS because we've seen him get hot at times. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Gerald Green starts the second half
    Gerald Green started the second half on Friday.

    Advice: His left ankle tweak doesn't look like it'll be an issue for coach Brad Stevens' rotation, which has been very odd and perhaps too deep. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:26 pm
  • Gerald Green goes to the locker room
    Gerald Green went to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday and he is available to return.

    Advice: He just went to go get re-taped and came running out from the locker room about 10 minutes later in real time. If he's limited, the Celtics may go with more Marcus Smart because of how the small-ball lineup worked early. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:56 pm
  • Gerald Green starting over Amir Johnson
    Gerald Green is starting for Amir Johnson in Game 3 on Friday.

    Advice: Wow. This is basically uncharted waters for the Celtics with the Green, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Al Horford lineup playing together for just 16 minutes this season -- they had a +1.8 net rating, for what it's worth. Coach Brad Stevens stressed rebounding, but he looks like he'll try to go with a smaller, faster lineup to offset that issue. Green will be a risky DFS play, but the four-fingered assassin has shown he can get hot in a hurry. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:35 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (right leg) upgraded to doubtful
    Jusuf Nurkic (right leg) has been upgraded to doubtful for Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Progress. Nurkic has said he's been pain free for over a week, but it sounds like he'll be out for at least one more game. Nurkic suffered the injury about a month ago, but non-displaced leg fractures have a wide range for a prognosis. If he's out again, Moe Harkless, Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu and Meyers Leonard should soak up most of the minutes at the PF and C spots. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:19 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) out for Gm 3 Friday
    Austin Rivers (hamstring) will not play in Game 3 Friday night vs. Utah.

    Advice: This news was expected, as earlier this week coach Doc Rivers stated that Game 4 on Sunday was a more realistic target for his son's return. Rivers has not appeared in a game since he initially injured the hamstring back on March 29th. However, Doc said that Austin "had a good day" Wednesday and did a bit of running. Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford will continue to soak up extra minutes in Rivers absence. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:27 am
  • Mike Conley scores 24 points in win vs. Spurs
    Mike Conley scored 24 points during a 105-94 win over the Spurs on Thursday, adding one rebound, eight assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, coach David Fizdale said he wanted to figure out how to get Conley loose, so he did just that with Conley going 7-of-13 from the field and making all eight from the line. The max-contract guard did struggle more on his two-point shots in the first two games, but he put Tony Parker on skates throughout this win. He dominated as an offensive weapon for the final two months of the season, so expect to see another strong game in Game 4 on Saturday as the Grizzlies look to level this series. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 in Game 3 win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made an impact all over the court during a 104-77 win over the Raptors on Thursday, scoring 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's easily the best player in this series and he continues to run the offense. Antetokounmpo's defense has been just as good as his offense as he's often been the last line of defense. The Bucks kept the Raptors to just 30 points in the first half to help them coast to a 2-1 lead. They'll look to take a bigger lead on Saturday in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 20 points vs. Raptors
    Khris Middleton scored 20 points with three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back 20-plus scoring games for the first time since his hamstring tear. Middleton's defense was fantastic in this game and he's turned it up a notch as a creator on offense. He played 41 minutes in each of the first two games and didn't play in the final 5:56 of this game due to garbage time, so he was headed for minutes north of 40 again. Clearly, his breakout season last year was no fluke. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:11 pm
  • Kevin Love scores 13 points in 27 minutes
    Kevin Love scored 13 points with six rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play in the final 14 minutes of this game as coach Ty Lue stuck with his bench guys to help LeBron James. Love was remarkably efficient in the first two games with his 88.7 true shooting percentage, but this time it was Channing Frye knocking down shots. Expect Love to get big minutes on Sunday, assuming no garbage time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • C.J. Miles gets the start, scores nine points
    C.J. Miles scored nine points in the starting lineup during a loss to the Cavs on Thursday, adding two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: It made a lot of sense to start Miles, but he was not looking for his shot at all. Miles made just 3-of-6 from the field, which may have been due to the comments from Paul George saying he should've had the last shot in Game 1. Miles is probably going to make another start for Game 4, but his usage looks like it'll remain low. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • C.J. Miles starting over Monta Ellis vs. Cavs
    C.J. Miles is set to start for Game 3 against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: This will move Monta Ellis to the bench. The Cavs have been causing the Pacers to switch a lot, so getting Miles out there adds some size to help prevent LeBron James getting a small on him. Miles should be looking at minutes in the 20s, so he could be an interesting option. Of course, he's one of the most inconsistent players as a starter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:15 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (left knee) out for Game 3
    Rudy Gobert (left knee) is out for Game 3 against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: The Jazz were lucky to get a 1-1 split in L.A. for the first two games, and a lot of it has to do with Derrick Favors being able to log 32.5 minutes per game. Besides Favors at the five, it's been Jeff Withey and even Boris Diaw picking up some extra minutes. Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles have also stepped up as the Jazz go with more small-ball fours. Gobert should be considered doubtful for Game 4 on Sunday.Daily Slant: One of the most notable changes in Utah’s dynamic following Gobert’s injury has been Joe Johnson’s spike in usage; it’s climbed 7.8% to 27.4% according to our CourtIQ tool. He’s averaged 30.1 minutes per game he’s taken at least 14 shots in both contests, well above his average of 8.0 FGAs. With Gobert still sidelined, he’ll be a solid value option on the short slate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:44 am
  • GSW win despite quiet lines from Steph & Klay
    Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to shoot 12-of-35 on Wednesday (34.3 percent), but the Warriors still won 110-81 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

    Advice: It wasn't a total loss for DFS purposes, as Curry hit four 3-pointers with six rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block. Klay added three 3-pointers, two assists, two boards and one block, and Golden State rode their team defense to a blowout home win -- they limited the Blazers to just 33.3 percent shooting tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Andre Iguodala posts 6/10/6 on Wednesday
    Andre Iguodala grabbed 10 rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Portland on Wednesday, adding six points, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: Iguodala made 3-of-7 field goals without any free throw attempts, but he also committed zero turnovers, and he logged extra minutes with Kevin Durant (calf) held out as a precaution tonight. Shaun Livingston (hand, finger) and Matt Barnes (ankle) could also return for Game 3 in Portland on Saturday, which makes Iguodala a somewhat riskier DFS option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:40 pm
  • JaVale McGee goes off in 13 minutes vs. POR
    JaVale McGee was huge for the Warriors during Wednesday's Game 2 victory, making 7-of-7 shots for 15 points, five rebounds, four blocks and one steal in 13 minutes of action.

    Advice: Portland had no answer for McGee tonight. McGee made 6-of-6 shots in the first half alone and most of his baskets were alley-oop dunks off lobs. The Blazers really need Jusuf Nurkic (leg) to return as a presence in the paint. For now, McGee is just a risky DFS play given his low playing time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores team-high 15 points Wed
    Moe Harkless scored a team-high 15 points in 29 minutes vs. the Warriors on Wednesday, making 5-of-14 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Harkless also grabbed eight rebounds with one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers. He started the game hot but quickly cooled off, and his team-high designation was purely the result of his teammates' inefficiency -- Portland shot a brutal 33.3 percent from the field. It's difficult to guess which Blazers' forward will play well on any given night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) quiet during Gm 2 loss
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) struggled in 30 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-17 from the field for 11 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: The postseason has been a tale of two games for McCollum, who was terrific in Game 1 but lousy in a lopsided defeat tonight. McCollum's ankle injury might have played a role but credit is also due to the Warriors' defense, and in particular Klay Thompson. McCollum gets two days to rest before Game 3 in Portland. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:35 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 21 points on 8-of-14 FGs
    Lou Williams made 8-of-14 shots to score 21 points on Wednesday, going 3-of-4 from deep with two assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Williams scored 16 points in the first half alone, helping Houston stay close despite giving up 68 first-half points to the visiting Thunder. He led an early fourth-quarter surge while James Harden was resting and continues to look like a smart bet for the Rockets, who acquired him from the Lakers in exchange for Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round pick. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Paul Millsap gets 27 & 10 w/ full line Wed
    Paul Millsap posted 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in a losing effort on Wednesday, as the Hawks fell behind 2-0 in their first-round series vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Personal fouls were a huge theme in this game, with a total of 55 fouls called, and Millsap wound up shooting 14-of-15 from the FT line. His pseudo-rivalry with Markieff Morris should only serve as more motivation and he's a strong DFS option -- he's averaging just 11.0 field goal attempts through two games in the series, but is now a combined 23-of-26 from the charity stripe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Dennis Schroder posts 23/6/4 in Game 2 loss
    Dennis Schroder scored 23 points during Game 2, going 8-of-21 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line with six assists, four rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Schroder committed one turnover in 38 minutes tonight, which is great, but he also went just 1-of-8 from downtown. The Hawks as a team shot 4-of-20 from deep, and 41.0 percent overall, which won't cut it against the Wizards' potent offense. Inefficiency aside, Schroder has been solid for DFS in the playoffs while averaging 24.0 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:08 pm
  • Allen Crabbe vows to be better during Game 2
    Allen Crabbe vowed to put forth a better effort during Game 2 after a disappointing three-point performance during Sunday's Game 1 loss.

    Advice: "I understand how important it is for me to come off the bench and bring something to the table,’’ Crabbe said. "Game 2 for me, I know is definitely not going to be like Game 1. I can guarantee that.’’ Crabbe absolutely needs to be an X-factor for Portland for them to have any shot of pulling off an upset win in Golden State, so hopefully, for the Trail Blazers he can stick to his word. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) hopeful for Game 4
    Austin Rivers (hamstring) is hopeful that he can get back on the court for Sunday's Game 4 vs. Utah.

    Advice: Head coach Doc Rivers said on Monday that he wasn't expecting his son to return to the floor for Friday's Game 3, and with Rivers now shooting for Game 4 on Sunday, it seems safe to assume he'll be watching Friday's game from the sidelines. He hasn't played since March 29, so he'll likely be eased back into things once he's finally cleared to play. Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton will continue to see an uptick in minutes with Rivers on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 am
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in Game 2 win
    Chris Paul hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, a block and five turnovers in Tuesday's 99-91 Game 2 win against the Jazz.

    Advice: As well as CP3, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin all played, it's interesting that the Clippers didn't win by more points. It's also interesting that this series is tied 1-1 and heading to Utah for the next two games, starting on Friday night. Paul was great tonight, despite the TOs, and we get the feeling he's simply going to will the Clippers to win this series. But if that's going to happen the Clippers will likely need to take either Game 3 or 4 in Utah. Paul is now tied with LeBron James for the second most playoff games with at least 20 points, 10 dimes and three steals with 10 of them. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 14 w/ four triples
    Tony Snell looked great in Game 2 vs. the Raptors on Tuesday with 14 points, two boards and four triples in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He finished 5-of-7 from the field and is now averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists and 3.5 3-pointers through the first two games of this series. With both the Bucks and Raptors using mostly small-ball lineups, Snell has been a huge key in this series so far and he's worth a glance if you need a punt play in DFS. Malcolm Brogdon added seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and a triple, while Matthew Dellavedova finished with seven points, three rebounds, one assist and one triple. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:13 pm
  • Giannis scores 24 w/ 15 boards in Game 2 loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with 15 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one triple in Tuesday's 106-100 Game 2 loss to Toronto.

    Advice: This was actually an off night for Giannis as he hit 9-of-24 shots and 5-of-7 free throws with four turnovers. The Raptors said their No. 1 priority was to slow down the Greek Freak, but it's clear that he's going to get eat no matter what and the Bucks even had a chance to steal this game -- they missed their final five shots of the contest. With the series tied up 1-1, the Bucks should be feeling good and the next two games will be in Milwaukee on Thursday and Saturday. Khris Middleton added 20 points, five boards, two assists, one steal and three triples for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:52 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) walking without a limp
    Rudy Gobert (left knee) was seen walking without a limp on Tuesday.

    Advice: To be clear, Gobert will still miss Tuesday's Game 2 against the Clippers, and head coach Quin Snyder said he was hopeful to have him back "in a week or two," so Friday's Game 3 also seems a bit unlikely. Walking without a limp obviously isn't close to the sort of movement required to play in an NBA game, but at least he appears to be progressing in the right direction. Derrick Favors will start in Game 2, with Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Jeff Withey seeing an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (foot) probable for Game 2
    Allen Crabbe (foot) is probable to play in Game 2 against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crabbe was a complete non-factor during Sunday's Game 1 loss, contributing a measly three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes off the bench, and he'll need to be much better during Game 2 if Portland hopes to have any chance of stealing a game on the road from Golden State. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) probable for Game 2
    C.J. McCollum (right ankle sprain) is being listed as probable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when McCollum tweaked his ankle, but it didn't appear to be an issue at all during his 41-point explosion in Portland's Game 1 loss, and him being listed as probable further suggests that it will be a non-issue moving forward. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:03 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (leg) ruled out for Game 2
    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) said he's still not ready and he will miss Wednesday's Game 2 vs. Golden State.

    Advice: There remains hope that Nurkic will be able to return at some point during Portland's first-round series, but given the way the Dubs won in Game 1, he might not have a ton of time to get out there. The Trail Blazers will continue to man the five-spot by committee in Nurkic's absence, with Noah Vonleh, Meyers Leonard, Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless all spending some time at center. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 am
  • Iguodala very likely to re-sign with Warriors
    Andre Iguodala is expected to re-sign with the Warriors this offseason.

    Advice: Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are the pending free agents in Golden State that garner the most attention, but Iggy will also hit free agency this summer. However, much like KD and Curry, Iguodala is expected to remain with the Warriors. "The people that need to know, they know the situation, and there’s not going to be any issue," said Iguodala. "I don’t see it being a big problem at all. And here right now will probably be the best place." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Mike Conley scores 24 in loss to Spurs
    Mike Conley scored 24 points vs. the Spurs on Monday, but it wasn't enough as the Grizzlies fell to 0-2 in the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Conley hit 8-of-18 shots and dished out eight assists with one rebound, one steal, one block and four triples, but head coach David Fizdale didn't like how his star PG was officiated and called it a "poorly, unprofessional officiated game." You can check out part of the exchange in the link below, but Fizdale should be preparing to write some checks to the league office even though he made some strong arguments. The Grizzlies had a strong second half after getting run off the floor before the break, so they will try to build on that momentum in Memphis on Thursday for Game 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:48 pm
  • Kevin Love scores 27 points in Game 2 win
    Kevin Love was incredibly efficient in Game 2 vs. the Pacers on Monday, scoring 27 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 12-of-12 from the line.

    Advice: He also hit 3-of-4 triples and grabbed 11 rebounds with three assists and a block. The Pacers foolishly put Lance Stephenson on him for several possessions and they obviously paid the price. Tristan Thompson added four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Cavaliers, while Channing Frye scored three points in 13 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:42 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) doubtful for Game 3
    Clippers' head coach Doc Rivers said that Austin Rivers (hamstring) will not play in Game 2 on Tuesday and that he's "probably" out for Friday's Game 3 as well.

    Advice: Austin was able to get some shots up during Saturday's shootaround, and while he was hopeful he'd be able to get back on the court for Game 3, it doesn't sound like that's a very likely scenario. Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton should continue to flirt with minutes in the 20s with Rivers on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:47 am
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) ruled out for Game 2
    Rudy Gobert (left knee) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Clippers.

    Advice: This is not surprising at all considering that Gobert is dealing with both a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee, an injury that typically requires a multi-game absence. Head coach Quin Snyder said that he was hopeful to have Gobert back in action "in a week or two," so Game 3 on Friday also seems quite unrealistic. Derrick Favors should be Utah's starting center moving forward, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Jeff Withey. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
  • Mike Conley 'didn't really sleep' after Gm 1
    Mike Conley "didn't really sleep" after losing Game 1 to the Spurs on Saturday, adding, "It felt like a done-for-the-year type of loss."

    Advice: "We knew coming in [Gregg Popovich] was going to key on one guy," Conley said. "Different years, it’s been different people. So it’s my first time having to deal with it, honestly, so I’m going to figure it out." Conley saw a ton of different looks from the Spurs, who rotated defenders and swarmed him with double-teams, resulting in a quiet 13-point line on 5-of-14 shooting. Memphis will need him in prime form to even the series on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:26 am
  • Moe Harkless scores 11 points with two steals
    Moe Harkless scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting through 35 minutes as a starter during Sunday's 121-109 Game 1 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: The shooting wasn't all that pretty, but Harkless still found a way to be effective with one triple, one assist, two steals and a block. Al-Farouq Aminu was a no-show off the bench, recording just three rebounds and two turnovers in 23 scoreless minutes off the bench, and Allen Crabbe was equally ineffective with just three points (1-of-5 FGs, 0-of-2 FTs), one 3-pointer, two boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes. These guys need to do more for Portland to have a chance during Game 2. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 4:23 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in Game 1 loss
    Evan Turner posted a 12-point, 10-board double-double during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, adding four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Turner was brought into the starting lineup to better matchup with Kevin Durant, and while KD still went off for 32 points, Turner performed admirably at the nearly impossible defensive task of trying to contain Durant. The Trail Blazers don't really have an obvious lockdown defender to put on KD, so Turner could be getting another start in Game 2. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 4:17 pm
  • C.J. McCollum nets 41 points in Game 1 loss
    C.J. McCollum scored a playoff career-high 41 points during Sunday's Game 1 loss, adding four 3-pointers, eight boards, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: This was McCollum's second career 40-plus-point performance, and he became just the eighth Trail Blazer to score at least 40 points in a playoff game. McCollum also got his points very efficiently, going 16-of-28 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe for a sterling true shooting percentage of 66.9 to accompany his 34.4 usage rate. It'll be interesting to see what the Dubs try to do to slow him down during Game 2, because they had precisely zero answers in this one. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 4:12 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 29 points in Game 1 win
    Stephen Curry scored 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 win, adding three 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Curry has now recorded at least one 3-pointer in 59-straight playoff games, and he also surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for the most postseason field goal makes in Warriors' history in this one. He was also a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe, giving Curry an impressive 64.4 true shooting percentage to accompany his 31.4 usage rate. It doesn't look like it'll be a lengthy first-round series for Golden State. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 3:34 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Rudy Gobert (left knee bone bruise) has not yet officially been ruled out for Game 2 against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: While head coach Quin Snyder would not officially rule out Gobert following Sunday's practice, it would be quite shocking to see Gobert get back out there considering this kind of injury typically takes a multi-game absence. For what it's worth, Joe Johnson said that Gobert was "walking around" and "looked normal" on Sunday, so it does seem there's a chance he'll be able to get back out there at some point during Utah's first-round series. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 2:31 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 19 points w/out much else
    Paul Millsap went 5-of-8 from the field and 9-of-11 from the charity stripe on his way to 19 points during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Scoring wasn’t much of an issue for Millsap in this one, as he was ultra-aggressive at getting to the charity stripe, but unfortunately, he wasn’t really able to bring any other supporting stats to the box score with just two boards, one assist and four turnovers. He should be able to bounce-back with a more robust stat line in Game 2. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 2:04 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 25 points in loss
    Dennis Schroder scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards, adding nine assists, three rebounds, one steal, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Schroder's left foot was not an issue at all, so there's no reason to expect him to miss any more time moving forward. He was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in this one, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 67.1 on the evening, which was particularly impressive with how well John Wall defended him. It'll be interesting to see if this efficient trend continues in Game 2. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 1:46 pm
  • Evan Turner starting, Leonard to the bench
    Evan Turner will be in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday, with Meyers Leonard coming off the bench.

    Advice: Terry Stotts will go with a small ball lineup featuring Noah Vonleh-Moe Harkless frontcourt pairing, but Leonard should still see a good amount of minutes with the second unit as the Trail Blazers use a committee approach to fill the void left by Jusuf Nurkic (leg). Turner likely won't be doing all that much tonight with both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum back in action. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 12:38 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (foot) will play Sunday vs. GSW
    Allen Crabbe (foot) will play Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Crabbe missed Portland's final two regular-season games, but he'll be back in action without any sort of restrictions for Game 1 of the Trail Blazers' first-round series. If Portland hopes to have any chance of pulling off an upset against the Dubs, Crabbe will need to step up as an X-factor. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 12:27 pm
  • C.J. McCollum (hand) will play Sunday vs. GSW
    C.J. McCollum will return to the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: McCollum sat out Portland's final two regular season games with a minor hand issue, but he was never expected to miss any postseason action. Joining McCollum in the starting five for today's matinee will be Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, Moe Harkless and Noah Vonleh. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 12:20 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (leg) ruled out for Game 1
    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) will not play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable and the big man made it sound like he would play if it was up to him, but the Blazers training staff aren't ready to clear him just yet. Nurk is reportedly pain free, and head coach Terry Stotts said he was hopeful to get Nurkic back at some point during Portland's first-round series, so maybe he will return in time for Game 2 on Wednesday. Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh and Al-Farouq Aminu will likely all spend some time at center in this series. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 10:28 am
  • Dennis Schroder (left foot) will play Sunday
    Dennis Schroder (left foot) will play in Game 1 vs. the Wizards on Sunday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable on the injury report and missed two games in April, but he will be a full go for the playoffs. As previously mentioned, Schroder had a tough time against the Wizards during the regular season with averages of 15.3 points, 4.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 triples on 38.2 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 8:41 am
  • Dennis Schroder (left foot) is probable
    Dennis Schroder (left foot) is probable for Game 1 against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Advice: Schroder sat out of two games in April because of his left foot, but it was more of a precaution. He's listed as the probable starter and we'll confirm that he's in the lineup to be safe. In four regular season games vs. the Wizards, Schroder averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 triples on 38.2 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 6:44 am
  • Austin Rivers (hamstring) targeting Friday
    Austin Rivers (hamstring) said he's targeting a return on Friday for Game 3 against the Jazz.

    Advice: Rivers was able to shoot around on Saturday for the first time since suffering his injury on Mar. 29, and that's encouraging because his previous attempt to get back on the floor didn’t go well. "I was on the court three or four days ago," Rivers said on Saturday, "and it didn’t really go as I planned. Didn’t feel good and they took me off and waited a couple more days, with a little treatment and stuff like that. Today we tried it again and it worked." With Rivers already ruled out for Game 2, Jamal Crawford will continue to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 6:28 am
  • Report: Rudy Gobert (knee) has a bone bruise
    An MRI on Rudy Gobert (knee) revealed a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: This is good news for Gobert and he has no structural damage. However, a knee bone bruise usually results in a multiple-game absence, so Gobert should be considered doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday for now. Obviously the Jazz have to be feeling a lot better with this news and earning a big win on Saturday despite Gobert going down on the first play. If Gobert can't play, Derrick Favors, Jeff Withey and Joe Johnson figure to help out the most. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 10:42 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 25 points in loss to Jazz
    Chris Paul scored 25 points during a 97-95 Game 1 loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: What a tough loss at home and this one isn't on Paul. CP3 kept the Clippers in this game with 10 consecutive Clippers points, but he just didn't get much help from the other stars. His 10 assists in the first half were the most he's handed out in any postseason half of his career, but he turned into a scorer late. Paul is coming in red hot over his previous seven, averaging 23.1 points, 4.7 boards, 10.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.9 treys. He's going to be asked to do a ton against the Jazz, so it's fair to expect even bigger games than this one especially if Rudy Gobert (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 10:16 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (left knee sprain) getting an MRI
    Rudy Gobert (left knee sprain) is getting an MRI on Saturday night.

    Advice: He also had X-rays and the results were negative, so he didn't break anything. The Jazz are wasting no time to diagnose the league's best defensive center. In case you missed it, Gobert went down on the very first play of the game and he was ruled out later in the first quarter. Gobert took contact to the inner part of his knee and it may have caused a hyperextension. The Jazz should have an update on Gobert at some point on Sunday. If he's out, there is a ton of pressure on Derrick Favors and it turns out Joe Johnson is going to have to be a huge key with defense against Blake Griffin. Boris Diaw and Jeff Withey will also have to help out. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 9:30 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee sprain) out for game
    Rudy Gobert suffered a left knee sprain in the first quarter on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Ugh. Just 20 seconds into Rudy Gobert's playoff career, he is ruled out for the night. Gobert's left knee collided with Luc Mbah a Moute, and Gobert did need some help to the locker room. Considering he was ruled out in the first quarter, Gobert is likely going to get an MRI. With him out, it'll be a major team effort with Jeff Withey, Derrick Favors, Boris Diaw and maybe even Trey Lyles having to step up. The Jazz will also have to go small a ton, which isn't exactly good news against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 8:13 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores postseason career-high 32
    Marc Gasol scored a playoff career-high 32 points during a 111-82 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: His previous high was 26 points, but it still wasn't enough. Coach David Fizdale said Gasol and Mike Conley were going to have to step up in a big way, but it looked like coach Gregg Popovich coached up his guys to be more aggressive against Gasol on defense. The Grizzlies are just not as good as the Spurs, but at least Gasol is going to get his in this series. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 7:43 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 13 points, shut down late
    Mike Conley made 5-of-14 from the field for 13 points against the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: It looked like Conley and Marc Gasol were going to keep the Grizzlies in this game, going 9-of-10 from the field for 21 points in the first quarter. However, coach Gregg Popovich made a brilliant halftime adjustment to put Danny Green on Conley and it worked like a charm. Conley has been red hot for almost two months, so he should be better in Game 2. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 7:41 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a scoring clinic during a 97-83 win over the Raptors on Saturday, making 13-of-18 from the field for 28 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors simply had no answer for him. Antetokounmpo did it all as a scorer in all different types of sets, dunking the ball four times with five layups. Coach Jason Kidd has shown he's willing to play Antetokounmpo huge minutes and was already playing him 36.8 minutes per game when given two days off during the regular season, so Giannis could be getting minutes close to 40 the rest of the way. He's an absolute treat to watch and looks like fantasy's No. 2 pick next year. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 6:53 pm
  • Khris Middleton struggles with shot
    Khris Middleton made 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 41 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He couldn't get his shot to fall, but Middleton did a great job on defense and getting the ball to his teammates. Despite talk of him focusing on his shooting before he returned from his hamstring tear, Middleton has created a lot for his teammates and is doing a lot of driving. He's said he's not all the way back from his injury, but he's clearly going to be a major factor in this series. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 6:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers out for at least two games
    Austin Rivers (hamstring) will miss at least the next two games.

    Advice: The good news is he shot around for the first time since suffering his injury on Mar. 29. Rivers could miss additional time and it feels like he's out for the first round. With Rivers out, there should be more minutes going to J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute and maybe even Paul Pierce. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 6:11 pm
  • Kevin Love gets hot early, cools late
    Kevin Love scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored 10 points in the first quarter and five in the second, but the Cavs went away from Love later in the game. The Cavs did only roll with Love as the lone big man for just one minute during this game, so that'll be something to watch as the postseason moves along. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 3:20 pm
  • Allen Crabbe listed as probable
    Allen Crabbe (foot) is listed as probable to face the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He said he is going to play and Crabbe had over a week off to help his sore foot heal, so hopefully he is good to go. Against the Warriors in the playoffs last year, Crabbe loved 30.7 minutes per game as coach Terry Stotts went smaller a lot. If Jusuf Nurkic (leg) can't go, Crabbe would also slightly benefit. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 11:58 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic (leg) listed as questionable
    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) is listed as questionable to face the Warriors in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Advice: His status remains the biggest mystery of the postseason. Nurkic said that if it is up to him, he would be able to play. He said he's pain free, which is expected to be the biggest hurdle for him to get cleared. Still, the Blazers training staff may want to be careful on Nurkic and he would likely be limited in his first game back. If he can't go, it'll be Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh and Al-Farouq Aminu holding down the fort at the five. Aminu would likely be the five man against the Warriors' Mega Death Lineup. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 11:39 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic likely a GTD for Game 1
    Jusuf Nurkic said he has been making progress but is unsure if he will be cleared to play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: "I feel better and I’ve made good progress, but we still haven’t decided if I’m going to play," Nurkic said. "If it was up to me, I’d play right now." It's hard to overstate the impact Nurk has had on the Blazers since his arrival via trade from Denver. Portland went 18-8 after the All-Star break, with Nurkic averaging 15.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 steals. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 6:16 am
  • Stotts: Jusuf Nurkic's status is undetermined
    Coach Terry Stotts says Jusuf Nurkic's (leg) status for Game 1 is "undetermined."

    Advice: The Blazers were hoping to get a clearer picture on when Nurkic could get back out there, but it may not happen today. Nurkic has been doing some shooting and he did say he was pain-free. Pain tolerance is expected to be the biggest hurdle for Nurkic, so there's a chance he could be giving it a go. The Blazers will need him badly after Kevin Durant torched the Blazers at the rim in the season series. Rotoworld.com Apr 14, 2:03 pm
  • Carroll and Tucker to guard Giannis?
    P.J. Tucker and DeMarre Carroll are expected guard Giannis Antetokounmpo in the first round.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said Giannis is one of the best players in the NBA, so he knows it'll be a challenge. "We’re gonna bank on those guys to do their jobs," Casey said about his defensive specialists. The Raptors would do well to keep Giannis out of the paint, especially after 72.0 percent of his shot total came in the paint against them this season. Playoff Giannis should be a treat. Rotoworld.com Apr 13, 1:07 pm
  • Lou Williams returned to action on Wednesday April 12. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 11:40 pm
  • Stephen Curry's knee fine in finale
    Stephen Curry (knee) scored 20 points to go along with eight assists, five rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes in Wednesday's 109-94 win against the Lakers.

    Advice: Curry bagged five 3-pointers on 14 attempts from behind the arc. It's business as usual for Curry as he readies for what should be another lengthy run in the postseason. He has two games under his belt since resting his ailing knee, and the injury hasn't looked to be the least bit concerning. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 10:44 pm
  • Moe Harkless returns, shuns 3-point line
    Moe Harkless returned from a rest day to finish Wednesday's home loss with 11 points on 5-of-6 field goals and 1-of-5 free throws, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Harkless came in shooting 35.1 percent from deep, and he has a contract bonus of $500k if he finishes the regular season above 35.0 percent. Unsurprisingly, he did not attempt a 3-pointer tonight -- he said before that if the game were on the line with his team down three points, he would "pump fake it and try to draw a foul." With Portland's playoff seeding already determined and nothing at stake tonight, that was the logical answer. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 10:30 pm
  • Noah Vonleh snags career-best 19 boards
    Noah Vonleh finished with 12 points and a career-high 19 rebounds across 38 minutes in Wednesday's 103-100 loss against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Vonleh finished the regular season with a pair of double-doubles in his final two games, stepping up nicely with Jusuf Nurkic (leg). He could be quite the fantasy sleeper in DFS and postseason leagues. The former University of Indiana star enters the playoffs with a lot of confidence. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 10:15 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 17 points in a win
    Chris Paul scored 18 points during a 115-95 win over the Kings on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This win locked up the No. 4 seed to give the Clippers homecourt advantage against the Jazz. As most point guards do, CP3 didn't fare well against the Jazz, averaging 18.7 points, 4.0 boards, 7.0 assists and 2.3 turnovers. Paul could not finish the playoffs last year due to injury, so he'll have a little extra edge this time around. Expect him to score in the mid-20s with plenty of other stats to go with it. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 10:11 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (foot) vows to play in Game 1
    Allen Crabbe (foot) said that he will "for sure" play in the Blazers' first-round opener vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: Crabbe has been optimistic all along that he won't miss any time in the postseason, and it obviously helps that Portland gets three full days off before returning to action. His return will likely cut into the minutes of Evan Turner, and Moe Harkless could also find his role reduced if coach Terry Stotts tightens the rotation. Rotoworld.com Apr 12, 9:43 pm
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