Player Notes

  • Derrick White turns in 23/4/6/1/1 line in Game 2
    Derrick White posted a full line on Thursday with 23 points (8-of-15 FGs), four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against Indiana.

    Advice: White came alive in the second half of this game and had 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting after halftime, which resulted in a full stat line for him. White was phenomenal against Miami, but he struggled for most of the Cleveland series and in Game 1 against the Pacers. However, if this second half performance can spark something for him, they shouldn’t have any issues advancing to the NBA Finals. Jayson Tatum also joined White in scoring exactly 23 points, and they’ll look to keep the offense up in Game 3 in Indiana on Saturday. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Explodes for 40 points in Game 2
    Brown contributed 40 points (14-27 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 8-11 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Thursday's 126-110 victory over the Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Brown has been on a roll of late, and this 40-point effort was his best scoring mark of the 2023-24 playoff campaign. The star forward has surpassed the 25-point mark in four of his last five appearances, and he should continue to have a massive role in the Celtics' offensive scheme during Game 3 on Saturday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Posts 23 points in Game 2 victory
    Tatum posted 23 points (9-20 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and five assists across 42 minutes during Thursday's 126-110 victory over the Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Tatum endured a slow start in this game, but he improved as the contest progressed, and the star forward ended with a solid stat line even though his shot wasn't falling, particularly from three-point range. Tatum has surpassed the 20-point mark in each of his last six playoff appearances and should continue to lead the Celtics on offense when the series shifts to Indiana for Game 3 on Saturday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Leads Pacers in scoring Thursday
    Siakam registered 28 points (13-17 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes during Thursday's 126-110 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Siakam was Indiana's best player by a wide margin, as he missed just four of his 17 shots and also made his presence felt on the glass in a game during which the Pacers looked outmatched in terms of physicality and intensity. Siakam should remain one of Indiana's primary offensive weapons in Game 3, and he would be in line for an even more prominent role if Tyrese Haliburton (leg) doesn't play Saturday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Annulled in Game 2 defeat
    Turner had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal over 24 minutes during Thursday's 126-110 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Turner had issues with foul trouble all game long, and that was the main reason why he was limited to just 24 minutes -- his second-lowest mark in the current playoff run. Turner also snapped his streak of games with double-digit points at six, and he'll aim to bounce back in Game 3 on Saturday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Scores 16 points in Game 2 loss
    Nembhard contributed 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, five assists and one steal over 26 minutes during Thursday's 126-110 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Nembhard extended his run of playoff performances with double-digit points to five, and he's also dished out at least five assists three times during that span. Nembhard might be in line for a more prominent role in the playmaking department if Tyrese Haliburton (leg) doesn't play in Game 3 on Saturday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Doesn't return Thursday
    Kornet (wrist) had two rebounds in five minutes during Thursday's 126-110 victory over Indiana in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Kornet didn't return to the game, and the big man's status for Game 3 of the series Saturday should be treated with caution. If he can't go, then Xavier Tillman would operate as Al Horford's backup. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Jrue Holiday records double-double in Game 2 win
    Jrue Holiday recorded a double-double on Thursday with 15 points (6-of-7 FGs), three rebounds, 10 assists and three triples against the Pacers in Game 2.

    Advice: Holiday did most of his work in the first half of this game, but after being relatively quiet through the first two rounds, he turned in his second straight excellent performance. After having his highest scoring game of the playoffs in Game 1, Holiday followed that up with his first double-double of this postseason. That helped them take a 2-0 lead in this series, which leaves them two wins away from the NBA Finals. This is the player that Boston traded for this summer that they hoped would put them over the edge. If he continues to play to this level, it just might work out. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Done for night with leg issue
    Haliburton will not return to Thursday's Game 2 against Boston due to left leg soreness. He finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt), eight assists, four rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's not clear what exactly Haliburton is dealing with, but he was visibly upset when he left the game. Haliburton wasn't moving around well, and the Celtics took advantage of him defensively because of it. T.J. McConnell, Andrew Nembhard and Ben Sheppard are candidates to see more minutes if this injury lingers into Game 3. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 7:24 pm