Napier finished with 11 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists and a steal over 16 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia. Napier was efficient shooting the basketball and dished out 10 helpers, but his postseason will come to an end following a 122-100 loss in Game 5. The 27-year-old point guard averaged eight points along with 3.7 assists in three playoff contests.
Napier generated 20 points (7-17 FG, 6-13 3Pt), five rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Heat. Napier returned after a five-game absence to top 20 points for the 5th time this season. Given that the game was well in hand early on, Napier saw more minutes that usual and was able to translate the heightened playing time into one of his better performances of his season. Napier figures to see limited minutes in the playoffs as he slots in behind D'Angelo Russell and Shabazz Napier on the depth chart.
Napier (illness) is off the injury report for Friday's game against the Lakers. Napier hasn't played over the past four games, but he'll be available Friday. That said, it's possible he racks up a DNP-CD.
Napier (illness) indicated that he expects to play Friday against the Lakers, the New York Post reports. Napier was held out of Tuesday's game due to an illness, but he made the trip to Los Angeles with the team and should be an option off the bench, though he's fallen out of the regular rotation of late.
Napier is out for Tuesday's contest against the Kings due to an illness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. Napier has seen his role reduced lately due to the presence of Spencer Dinwiddie, so this absence doesn't mean much for the Nets' rotation. His next chance to play arrives Friday against the Lakers.
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