Player Notes

  • Mike Conley (calf) questionable for Game 7 Sunday
    Mike Conley (right soleus strain) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Conley returned to the Timberwolves’ lineup for Game 6, and his presence also benefitted Anthony Edwards in the 45-point victory. If the veteran point guard cannot play in Game 7, Nickeil Alexander-Walker will move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld Today, 4:59 pm
  • Luka Doncic (ankle, knee) available for Game 6
    Luka Doncic (left ankle soreness, right knee sprain) is available for Saturday’s game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Doncic’s status upgrade is unsurprising, as the Mavericks have taken the same approach throughout this series. Dallas will stick with the same starting five, with Luka being joined by Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, and Daniel Gafford. Rotoworld Today, 4:33 pm
  • Questionable for Sunday
    Murray is questionable to play in Sunday's Game 7 against the Timberwolves due to a left calf strain.

    Advice: Murray has been listed as questionable throughout the entire series, but that's not surprising, as the star point guard has been dealing with a left calf strain since the end of Denver's first-round series against the Lakers. The Nuggets need Murray to be at his best if they want to win Sunday, as he's coming off a woeful showing in the Game 6 loss on Thursday, scoring 10 points while shooting 4-for-18 from the field. Rotowire.com Today, 2:45 pm
  • Improved performance Friday
    Nembhard finished with 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds, six assists and one block over 38 minutes during Friday's 116-103 win over New York in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: Nembhard put together arguably his best performance of the postseason, especially when it comes to his efforts on the defensive end. Having been worked over by Jalen Brunson in the past couple of games, Nembhard appeared as though he was focused on making amends for his recent shortcomings. Although Brunson ended with a game-high 31 points, many of those came with the game already in the bag for Indiana. If the Pacers are to walk out of Madison Square Garden with a victory Sunday, Nembhard may need to again be more than a traffic cone on defense. Rotowire.com Today, 3:52 am
  • Productive despite limited minutes
    McConnell supplied 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 16 minutes during Friday's 116-103 win over the Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: McConnell was a factor once again Friday, providing the Pacers with a boost on both ends of the floor. He continues to be an underrated piece for Indiana, continuing what has been arguably his best season as a professional. Despite typically playing no more than 20 minutes, McConnell has scored in double digits in five of his past seven games while handing out a combined 45 assists during that period. Rotowire.com Today, 3:48 am
  • Leads all scorers despite loss
    Brunson amassed 31 points (11-26 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-9 FT), one rebound and five assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 116-103 loss to Indiana in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: Brunson ended with a game-high 31 points, the majority of which came in the final quarter. He struggled to find his rhythm early in the game, at one point missing 11 consecutive shot attempts. The Knicks lost Josh Hart late in the game due to an abdominal injury. If the injury causes him to miss or at least play limited minutes in Game 7, Brunson may need to be at his absolute best if New York has any chance of moving onto the next round. Rotowire.com Today, 3:40 am
  • Miles McBride hits four triples, scores 20 points
    Miles McBride shot 8-of-12 from the field in Friday’s loss to the Pacers, amassing 20 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Making his second straight start, Deuce shot the ball well in Game 6. It may have mattered more had Jalen Brunson not going 2-of-13 from the field in the first half, and Josh Hart was limited with an abdominal injury. McBride wasn’t as impactful as in Game 5, but the Knicks should be encouraged by his offensive output in Friday’s defeat. They’ll need a similar effort from Deuce in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon. The winner faces Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, which begin on Tuesday night. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:30 pm
  • Tyrese Haliburton tallies 15 points, nine assists
    Tyrese Haliburton logged 32 minutes in Friday’s 116-103 win over the Knicks, accumulating 15 points (6-of-12 FGs), six rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Haliburton and the Pacers rebounded nicely from their 30-point loss in Game 5, pulling away from the Knicks during the second quarter and extending the series to a decisive seventh game. The All-Star point guard only attempted 12 shots in Game 6, but this was a night when it made more sense to attack whoever was defending Pascal Siakam. Haliburton was productive in the assist and blocked shot categories and shot 50% from the field. Game 7 is on Sunday afternoon in New York, with the winner advancing to face the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Impressive outing not enough
    Gilgeous-Alexander racked up 30 points (12-22 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, eight assists, one block and two steals across 43 minutes during Wednesday's 104-92 loss to Dallas in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: Whether the Thunder struggle offensively or not, Gilgeous-Alexander will always get the job done. Unfortunately, he couldn't do everything on his own Wednesday, and he came up short of carrying OKC to a Game 5 victory despite filling out the stat sheet admirably. With the Thunder's back against the wall, Gilgeous-Alexander will need to be at his best on Saturday, as the Thunder will aim to avoid an early playoff exit on the road in Game 6. The star floor general is averaging 31.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in the current series against Dallas while riding a four-game streak of appearances with 30 or more points. Rotowire.com Thursday, 9:08 am