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Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Griffin will not return to Friday's matchup against the Jazz due to a bruised right toe, Clippers' reporter Kristina Pink reports.

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Apr 21 - 11:42 PM

Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Griffin is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Jazz due to a toe injury, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Apr 21 - 11:42 PM

Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Blake Griffin (bruised right big toe) will not return to Friday's game. The good news is X-rays were negative, so hopefully it's only a day-to-day thing. Griffin himself also reportedly said the injury was worse than he thought, so this could be a multiple-game issue. Marreese Speight started the second half and will have to step up in a big way. Plus, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul will have to bring their A game.

Apr 21 - 11:28 PM

Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Blake Griffin (leg) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday. He looked to have a tweak to his lower leg after a drive to the basket. A report from Jazz radio says Griffin looked to say it's "worse than I thought" as he went back to the locker room. We'll see if he starts the second half.

Apr 21 - 11:07 PM

Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Blake Griffin (right toe) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday and will have X-rays. He looked to have a tweak to his lower leg after a drive to the basket. A report from Jazz radio says Griffin looked to say it's "worse than I thought" as he went back to the locker room. We'll see if he starts the second half.

Apr 21 - 11:07 PM

Gerald Green    G  Celtics

 

 

Green produced eight points (3-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and one rebound from 20 minutes in Friday's 104-87 Game 3 win in Chicago.

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Apr 21 - 10:59 PM

Rajon Rondo    G  Bulls

 

 

Rajon Rondo (thumb) said he is expecting to miss "a couple weeks." "I can't even use a fork with my thumb," Rondo said. In other words, he won't be playing in this series. It's hard to believe a player who was a DNP-CD earlier this season could be so irreplaceable, but the Bulls got almost nothing out of their point guard spots. Coach Fred Hoiberg said "we'll see" about his point guard, but fantasy owners will have a very tough time trusting Jerian Grant or Michael Carter-Williams.

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Apr 21 - 10:19 PM

Avery Bradley    G  Celtics

 

 

Avery Bradley was a factor on both ends of the floor during a 104-87 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers. It's been a while since we saw peak Avery Bradley, but he showed up today. Bradley's defense on Jimmy Butler may have been his biggest contribution in this game, and his play-making skills were also on display. Before his Achilles injury, Bradley showed off his polished ball-handling skills, but they've subsided in the past few months. If he starts playing like he did in the 2016 portion of the season, the Celtics could be dangerous again. The Celtics will look to tie the series in Game 4 on Sunday.

Apr 21 - 10:17 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics

 

 

Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points with two rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bulls during a Game 3 win on Friday. The Bulls were able to keep IT in check for the first half with just six points, but Thomas busted out in the third with eight points, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in those eight minutes. He rejoined his team on Thursday night after a trip to Washington to be with his family, so he still isn't quite in his routine. Regardless of how he plays, IT gets a ton of credit for playing through such a family tragedy. We may see IT time on Sunday.

Apr 21 - 10:12 PM

Jimmy Butler    G  Bulls

 

 

Butler collected 14 points (7-21 FG, 0-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, one steal and one block across 39 minutes in Friday's 104-87 loss to the Celtics in Game 3.

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Apr 21 - 10:11 PM