Player Notes

  • Dereck Lively II records another double-double
    Dereck Lively II shot 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-4 from the foul line in Friday’s 122-84 win over Boston, amassing 11 points, 12 rebounds, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: After offering minimal offensive production in Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, Lively’s output picked up in Dallas. The rookie center recorded double-doubles in both games, and he hit his first 3-pointer (regular season or playoffs) in Game 4. While Lively logged 22 minutes before both coaches cleared their respective benches, starting center Daniel Gafford (seven points, four rebounds, and one blocked shot) played ten. While the order of the rotation won’t change for Game 5 on Monday, Lively projects to be the better option for DFS players. Rotoworld 22 minutes ago
  • Jrue Holiday commits five turnovers in Game 4 rout
    Jrue Holiday logged 29 minutes in Friday’s 122-84 loss to Dallas, tallying 10 points (4-of-10 FGs), three rebounds, two assists, one block, and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Like many of his teammates, Holiday had a brutal night in Dallas. While the shooting numbers were respectable, the veteran guard was responsible for a team-high five turnovers. Holiday did not commit a single turnover in the series’ first three games. While he wasn’t as secure with the basketball as in prior games, Dallas deserves some credit for its improved effort on the defensive end of the floor. Backcourt partner Derrick White also struggled in Game 4, finishing with six points (2-of-8 FGs), four rebounds, one assist, and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes. Game 5 is on Monday in Boston. Rotoworld 35 minutes ago
  • Jaylen Brown struggles in Game 4 blowout loss
    Jaylen Brown amassed 10 points (3-of-12 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), one rebound, two assists, and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes in Friday’s 122-84 loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Brown entered Game 4 as the betting favorite for NBA Finals MVP honors, and that remains the case despite Boston getting blown out on Friday. No team has even blown a 3-0 series lead in NBA postseason history, so the odds remain in Boston’s favor. Game 4 was Brown’s worst game of these playoffs, and it’s fair to expect to see him bounce back in Game 5 on Monday night. Rotoworld 36 minutes ago
  • Jayson Tatum limited to 15 points in Game 4 loss
    Jayson Tatum shot 4-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line in Friday’s 122-84 loss to Dallas, accounting for 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks, and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Even with Tatum recording a full stat line, there weren’t any positives to take from Friday’s blowout defeat. The Celtics struggled to keep Dallas out of the paint from the start of Game 4, and Joe Mazzulla decided to pull the plug with about four minutes remaining in the third quarter. Tatum and the Celtics will return home for Game 5, with a win netting the franchise its first NBA title since 2008. Rotoworld 36 minutes ago
  • Kyrie Irving tallies 21 points in Game 4 blowout
    Kyrie Irving played 31 minutes in Friday’s 122-84 win over Boston, amassing 21 points (10-of-18 FGs), four rebounds, six assists, and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Game 4 was the first time in this series that Irving has shot 50% or better from the field and made nine of his 12 2-point attempts. Outside of Game 3, when he shot 4-of-6, the 3-point accuracy has not been there for Kyrie. In Games 1, 2, and 4, he was a combined 1-of-14, well below his mark for the postseason (40.5%). Irving struggled mightily in the first two games of the NBA Finals, played in Boston. He’ll look to put forth a better effort when the series returns to Beantown for Game 5 on Monday. Rotoworld 38 minutes ago

NBA Roster Changes

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Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM - PF,CQuadricepsGTDJun 14, 2024
Zion Williamson NOP - PF,CHamstringGTDJun 14, 2024
Cam Reddish LAL - SG,SF,PFAnkleGTDJun 14, 2024
Mouhamadou Gueye TOR - PF,CThumbGTDJun 14, 2024
Simone Fontecchio DET - SFToeGTDJun 14, 2024