Adams registered 10 points (5-9 FG), 15 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes during Monday's 101-98 loss to the Warriors. Adams made his first start since April 19 and came through with a big performance that included his first double-double of the postseason. The big man corralled a game-high 15 boards, six of which came on the offensive end. He had been nearly invisible in the series prior to Monday, playing just six total minutes in the first three games.
Adams is starting Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors. Adams will enter the starting five after logging just six minutes in Game 3, though he did start a pair of games in the Grizzlies' first-round matchup with Minnesota. Xavier Tillman will come off the bench as a result.
Adams (COVID-19 protocols) played six minutes off the bench Saturday in the Grizzlies' 142-112 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals, finishing with three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists. Adams was cleared to return to action after missing Game 6 of the Grizzlies' first-round series with the Timberwolves and the first two games of the team's current series with Golden State while he was in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Though the Grizzlies eased Adams back into the rotation with a light role, he may not see his playing time pick up substantially while head coach Taylor Jenkins has gotten more comfortable with leaning on Brandon Clarke and Xavier Tillman as small-ball center options.
Adams will be active for Saturday's Game 3 in Golden State, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Adams cleared COVID-19 protocols and returned to practice Thursday. The veteran big man fell out of the rotation in the first round and has been sidelined for the first two games of the second-round series, so it's unclear what type of role he may garner in Game 3. Cole added that the Grizzlies still haven't decided on whether or not Adams would return to the starting lineup during his first game back.
Adams (COVID-19 protocols) was at Thursday's practice after being cleared from protocols, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Adams missed the first two games of the second-round series due to protocols. That said, it's not clear if he'll see the court for any significant amount of time in the remaining games. He was ousted from the rotation early in the Round 1 series against the Timberwolves, playing just seven minutes after Game 1.
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