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  • Jimmy Butler CHI SF
    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Erupts for 33 in Game 4 loss
    10h ago

    Jimmy Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics.

    It was an absolutely heroic effort by Butler, but he got almost no help from his teammates as no other Bull scored more than 13 on the night. He's now averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers through the first four games of the series.

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  • Gerald Green BOS SF
    Celtics' Gerald Green: Drains four threes in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Gerald Green scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    Making his second straight start, Green supplied the Boston Celtics with some key outside shooting as they took both games in Chicago to even the series at 2-2. The 31-year-old is quickly becoming one of the surprising stories of the postseason, and with Boston's rotations clicking at the moment expect Green to remain in the starting five for Game 5 on Wednesday.

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  • Al Horford BOS C
    Celtics' Al Horford: Double-double in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Al Horford scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    It's his 25th career postseason double-double but first in a Boston Celtics uniform, as Horford continues to provide a young lineup with a steadying influence. The 30-year-old is now averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games in the series.

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  • Isaiah Thomas BOS PG
    Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Explodes for 33 in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points (10-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 12-13 FT) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Thomas and the Boston Celtics have roared back to tie it at 2-2 by beating the Bulls twice in Chicago. The 28-year-old guard was dialed in all game, scoring 16 points in the first half and 17 in the second, including 10 points as part of a 12-0 Celtics run in the third quarter that helped seal the victory. Expect another big performance from Thomas on Wednesday back in Boston for Game 5.

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  • Gordon Hayward UTA SF
    Jazz's Gordon Hayward: Exits Game 4 due to food poisoning
    10h ago

    Gordon Hayward has succumbed to the food poisoning that he had been battling all day and will not return to Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Hayward attempted to play during Sunday's game, but simply didn't have any more energy after contributing three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds across nine minutes. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 until further notice.

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  • Marreese Speights LAC PF
    Clippers' Marreese Speights: Will start Game 4
    12h ago

    Marreese Speights will draw the start at power forward for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz/

    As expected, with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the remainder of the postseason, coach Doc Rivers will opt to insert Speights into the starting five in Griffin's stead. In two previous starts this season, the big man averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 21.5 minutes, making him a solid low-cost DFS option for Sunday's contest.

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  • Al Horford BOS C
    Celtics' Al Horford: Double-double in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Al Horford scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    It's his 25th career postseason double-double but first in a Boston Celtics uniform, as Horford continues to provide a young lineup with a steadying influence. The 30-year-old is now averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games in the series.

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  • Rudy Gobert UTA C
    Jazz's Rudy Gobert: Will play in Game 4
    13h ago

    Rudy Gobert (knee) will play during Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    After going through pregame warmups, Gobert feels good enough to take the floor during Sunday's game. There's been no confirmation of a minutes restriction at this moment, though it's hard to believe he would see his usual 33.9 minutes per game in his first game back from a bruised and hyperextended knee. Regardless, he'll likely rejoin the starting five, possibly bumping either Boris Diaw or Derrick Favors to the bench. If for some reason he doesn't start, expect the same starting five the Utah Jazz have been running out since Gobert's injury.

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  • Steven Adams OKC C
    Thunder's Steven Adams: Scores 18 points in Game 4 loss
    14h ago

    Steven Adams finished with 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-5 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Rockets in Game 4.

    Adams scored more points in Sunday's Game 4 than he had in the rest of the series combined, and this was also the first time this series that he saw more than 28 minutes. Adams will likely need to play at this type of level for the Oklahoma City Thunder to have any chance at making a comeback against the Rockets, who enter Tuesday's Game 5 in Houston boasting a 3-1 lead.

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  • Nene HOU C
    Rockets' Nene Hilario: Posts playoff career-high 28 points in Game 4 win
    15h ago

    Hilario had 28 points (12-12 FG, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 25 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 win against the Thunder in Game 4.

    Hilario had more points in Game 4 than he did in the first three games of the first round, and this was his first double-double since November of 2015. Hilario also finished with a playoff career high in scoring, and the 34-year-old veteran came up huge on a day when Houston Rockets ' starting center Clint Capela was really struggling.

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  • Jusuf Nurkic POR C
    Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Ruled out for Game 4
    16h ago

    Jusuf Nurkic (leg) has been ruled out for Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

    Following a nine-game absence, Nurkic unexpectedly returned to the starting lineup for Game 3 on Saturday, posting two points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a block in a limited 17 minutes. It's unclear if he suffered any sort of setback or if the Portland Trail Blazers are trying to avoid an aggravation, but coach Terry Stotts has already announced he'll hold Nurkic out. The Warriors have a commanding 3-0 lead and are favorites to close out the series on Monday, so Nurkic could very well have played his last game of the 2016-17 season. With Nurkic sidelined, Noah Vonleh is expected to reclaim a spot in the top unit, while Meyers Leonard should be in line for a bigger role as well.

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  • Myles Turner IND C
    Pacers' Myles Turner: Scores 20 points in Game 4 loss
    17h ago

    Myles Turner tallied 20 points (8-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 Game 4 loss versus the Cavaliers.

    Turner bounced back following subpar offensive performances in the last two games, but it wasn't enough to help the Indiana Pacers extend the series. The sophomore big man struggled from the field in the first round, connecting on just 43.2 percent of his attempts. However, Turner still improved his numbers in essentially every category (minus turnovers) during 2016-17 and figures to build on that heading into year three.

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  • Marreese Speights LAC PF
    Clippers' Marreese Speights: Will start Game 4
    12h ago

    Marreese Speights will draw the start at power forward for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz/

    As expected, with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the remainder of the postseason, coach Doc Rivers will opt to insert Speights into the starting five in Griffin's stead. In two previous starts this season, the big man averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 21.5 minutes, making him a solid low-cost DFS option for Sunday's contest.

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  • Derrick Favors UTA PF
    Jazz's Derrick Favors: Will come off bench during Game 4
    12h ago

    Derrick Favors will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 4 matchup against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    With Rudy Gobert (knee) back in the starting five, Favors will come off the bench. It's possible he sees less than the 34.3 minutes per game he's been averaging throughout the series, though Gobert may not play a full workload, which may allow Favors to still cross the 30-minute threshold.

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  • Marreese Speights LAC PF
    Clippers' Marreese Speights: Likely to start Game 4
    19h ago

    Marreese Speights is expected to start at power forward for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The Los Angeles Clippers recently lost Blake Griffin (toe) for the rest of the postseason, which opens up a spot in the starting five. Coach Doc Rivers is expected to give Speights the first opportunity to work with the top unit, so look for the big man to take on a bigger role heading into Sunday's contest. In two previous starts this season, Speights averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 21.5 minutes, and he could be a low-cost, punt-play option for Sunday's DFS slate.

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  • Paul Millsap ATL PF
    Hawks' Paul Millsap: Scores team-high 29 in Game 3 win
    2d ago

    Paul Millsap scored 29 points (12-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-9 FT) while adding 14 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 116-98 Game 3 win over the Wizards.

    It's his second straight game with 25 or more points and 10 or more rebounds, as the 32-year-old forward attempts to keep the Atlanta Hawks in the series. Millsap's career high in playoff scoring is the 19.4 points per game he posted in 2013-14, his first season in Atlanta, but he's well on his way to topping that mark.

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  • Blake Griffin LAC PF
    Clippers' Blake Griffin: Ruled out for rest of postseason
    2d ago

    Blake Griffin (toe) has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason due to an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

    Through the first two games of the Los Angeles Clippers ' Round 1 series against the Jazz, Griffin provided a combined 50 points, five assists and 12 rebounds, but he was limited to just 18 minutes in Saturday's Game 3. The 28-year-old left the game after putting up 11 points and six rebounds, and a subsequent MRI on Saturday morning revealed the plantar plate issue. The loss of Griffin is obviously a crushing blow for the Clippers, who have dealt with a number of injuries to key players over the past several years, both during the regular season and the playoffs. In Griffin's absence, expect Marreese Speights to be the primary beneficiary.

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  • Blake Griffin LAC PF
    Clippers' Blake Griffin: Undergoes MRI on big toe
    2d ago

    Blake Griffin (toe) underwent an MRI following Friday's Game 3 win over the Jazz, but his status for Sunday's Game 4 has yet to be determined, the Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner reports.

    For the second time in as many postseasons, Griffin has been bitten by the injury bug, as he was forced to depart Game 3 with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter due to a bruised right big toe. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Clippers , X-rays conducted on Griffin's toe during halftime revealed no structural damage, but he was still held out of the remainder of the contest. More information on Griffin's status for the first-round series should be known when the results of the MRI are revealed Saturday, but for now, the big man should be viewed as day-to-day. If Griffin is forced out of Game 4, Luc Mbah a Moute would likely be the biggest beneficiary after turning in a career postseason-high 15 points in 37 minutes Friday.

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  • Jimmy Butler CHI SF
    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Erupts for 33 in Game 4 loss
    10h ago

    Jimmy Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics.

    It was an absolutely heroic effort by Butler, but he got almost no help from his teammates as no other Bull scored more than 13 on the night. He's now averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers through the first four games of the series.

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  • Gerald Green BOS SF
    Celtics' Gerald Green: Drains four threes in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Gerald Green scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    Making his second straight start, Green supplied the Boston Celtics with some key outside shooting as they took both games in Chicago to even the series at 2-2. The 31-year-old is quickly becoming one of the surprising stories of the postseason, and with Boston's rotations clicking at the moment expect Green to remain in the starting five for Game 5 on Wednesday.

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  • Gordon Hayward UTA SF
    Jazz's Gordon Hayward: Exits Game 4 due to food poisoning
    10h ago

    Gordon Hayward has succumbed to the food poisoning that he had been battling all day and will not return to Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Hayward attempted to play during Sunday's game, but simply didn't have any more energy after contributing three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds across nine minutes. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 until further notice.

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  • Gordon Hayward UTA SF
    Jazz's Gordon Hayward: Will play in Game 4 despite food poisoning
    12h ago

    Gordon Hayward is dealing with food poisoning but will play during Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers after taking an IV most of the day, radio voice of the Utah Jazz David Locke reports.

    Hayward will attempt to play despite coming down with food poisoning. That being said, it's possible he becomes too ill to play his usual workload during the contest, making him a risky play in DFS.

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  • Matt Barnes GS SF
    Warriors' Matt Barnes: Questionable for Game 4
    14h ago

    Matt Barnes (foot) is questionable for Monday's Game 4 matchup against the Trail Blazers.

    Though he practiced Friday, Barnes sat out Saturday's Game 3 and is considered questionable for Game 4. Understandably, the Golden State Warriors are opting to exercise caution with their injured players, including star forward Kevin Durant (calf), who is also listed as questionable for Monday. If Barnes plays, his role will likely be contingent on Durant's availability, so both players' statuses should continue to be monitored in tandem. If one of the two ultimately misses the game, Patrick McCaw will likely continue starting at the small forward slot.

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  • Andre Roberson OKC SF
    Thunder's Andre Roberson: Records career-high five blocks in Game 4
    14h ago

    Andre Roberson accumulated 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-12 FT), five blocks, four rebounds, and two steals in 38 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Rockets in Game 4.

    Roberson finished with a career high in blocks, but he was downright awful from the free-throw line. Roberson has countered the Rockets' plan to leave him alone on offense by filling in the lanes and cutting backdoor for easy layups, and he has also done a decent job of making shots from beyond the arc (seven-of-15) throughout the series. With that being said, his issues at the charity stripe (two-for-17) have helped the Rockets snatch a 3-1 lead heading into Tuesday's Game 5.

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  • Lance Stephenson IND SG
    Pacers' Lance Stephenson: Scores 22 points in Game 4 loss
    17h ago

    Lance Stephenson supplied 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in 30 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 loss in Game 4 against the Cavaliers.

    Stephenson had himself a heck of a series, scoring 16.0 points on 50 percent shooting from from the field to go along with 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 threes, and 0.5 steals in 26.8 minutes per game. After struggling for most of the last three seasons, Stephenson finally re-established himself back where it all started. While it's unclear exactly what type of role he will enter 2017-18 with, Stephenson could once again be a factor in fantasy.

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  • Andre Iguodala GS SG
    Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Scores 16 points across 36 minutes
    1d ago

    Andre Iguodala recorded 16 points (5-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 36 minutes during a 119-113 win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

    Iguodala had a great Game 3, as he was given his highest minute total since Jan. 29 with Kevin Durant (calf) and Matt Barnes (foot) sidelined again. His 16 points off the bench marked the third-highest scoring total on the team in the win. Iguodala will have increased opportunities to score for as long as Durant and Barnes are sidelined.

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  • CJ McCollum POR SG
    Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Posts team-high 32 points in Game 3 loss
    1d ago

    CJ McCollum contributed 32 points (10-23 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds and two steals across 39 minutes during a 119-113 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

    McCollum scored more than 30 points for the second time in three games so far in the series as he posted a team-high 32 points in the loss. The six three-pointers made marked his highest total since Dec. 10. McCollum has been a great scorer so far in the series, but after he averaged 3.6 assists per game during the regular season, he has just a combined total of three assists so far in this series.

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  • Tony Snell MIL SG
    Bucks' Tony Snell: Scores team-high 19 in Game 4 loss
    2d ago

    Tony Snell scored 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt) while adding four rebounds in 38 minutes during Saturday's 87-76 Game 4 loss to the Raptors.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had his first relatively quiet performance of the series Saturday, leaving it to players like Snell to unsuccessfully pick up the scoring slack. The former Bull is now averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 three-pointers and 3.0 boards through four postseason games.

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  • Khris Middleton MIL SG
    Bucks' Khris Middleton: Double-double in Game 4 loss
    2d ago

    Khris Middleton scored 10 points (4-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 87-76 Game 4 loss to the Raptors.

    It's his first career postseason double-double, and his first double-double involving rebounds since Feb. 2015. Middleton has provided some crucial secondary production for the Milwaukee Bucks in this series so far, averaging 15.0 points, 5.3 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games.

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  • DeMar DeRozan TOR SG
    Raptors' DeMar DeRozan: Erupts for 33 in Game 4 win
    2d ago

    DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points (12-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-9 FT) while adding nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in 40 minutes during Saturday's 87-76 Game 4 win over the Bucks.

    He just about single-handedly evened the series Saturday, leading the Toronto Raptors in points, boards, assists and steals while taking and making over half of their free throws. A huge effort from DeRozan should have been predictable, as it's the fourth time in his career he's followed up a postseason game in which he scored less than 10 points with one in which he poured in more than 30.

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  • Marcus Smart BOS PG
    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Tough in the clutch during Game 4 win
    28m ago

    Marcus Smart fought for five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block from 33 clutch minutes in Sunday's 104-195 Game 4 win in Chicago.

    Smart thrusted his usual grit and risky ball hawking defensive skills right at the Bulls, at one point angering Bulls star Jimmy Butler. Smart's contributions tend to fall outside of the box score; he's generally more valuable to the Boston Celtics than he is to your fantasy lineup. Look for more big minutes off the bench for Smart as the Celtics return home Wednesday for a critical Game 5.

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  • Isaiah Thomas BOS PG
    Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Explodes for 33 in Game 4 win
    10h ago

    Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points (10-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 12-13 FT) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

    After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Thomas and the Boston Celtics have roared back to tie it at 2-2 by beating the Bulls twice in Chicago. The 28-year-old guard was dialed in all game, scoring 16 points in the first half and 17 in the second, including 10 points as part of a 12-0 Celtics run in the third quarter that helped seal the victory. Expect another big performance from Thomas on Wednesday back in Boston for Game 5.

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  • Shaun Livingston GS PG
    Warriors' Shaun Livingston: Questionable for Game 4
    14h ago

    Shaun Livingston (finger) is questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers.

    Livingston sat out Saturday's Game 3 after being a partial participant in Friday's practice and is currently being listed as questionable for Monday's Game 4. If he misses more time, Ian Clark will presumably continue to fill in. An update on Livingston's status will probably come after Monday's morning shootaround.

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  • Russell Westbrook OKC PG
    Thunder's Russell Westbrook: Yet another triple-double in Game 4 loss
    15h ago

    Russell Westbrook went for 35 points (10-28 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 12-13 FT), 14 rebounds, 14 assists, three steals, and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Rockets in Game 4.

    Westbrook had a triple-double in the first half alone, but his individual effort wasn't enough to help the Oklahoma City Thunder even the series. Westbrook has gone for three straight triple-doubles now, and he is currently leading the league in points, assists, and steals per game (while being second in boards) during the playoffs.

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  • Jeff Teague IND PG
    Pacers' Jeff Teague: Drops double-double in Game 4 loss
    17h ago

    Jeff Teague posted 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in 39 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4.

    In the first round series, Teague averaged 17.0 points (48.9 FG, 52.9 3Pt, 83.3 FT), 6.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks in 35.8 minutes per game. Teague contributed career highs in assists and boards per night in 2016-17, turns 29 this June, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Mike Conley MEM PG
    Grizzlies' Mike Conley: Scores 35 points to help Memphis even series
    23h ago

    Mike Conley erupted for 35 points (13-23 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 42 minutes in Saturday's 110-108 overtime win over the Spurs in Game 4 of the series.

    Conley's performance may have been overshadowed by the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard -- who churned out 43 points, including the San Antonio's last 16 points of regulation -- but the point guard couldn't have picked a better time to turn in the best postseason performance of his career. After scoring just 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting in the series opener, Conley has been a nightmare for the Spurs in the last three contests, averaging 27.7 points and 8.0 dimes while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from three-point range.

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