NBA News

David Lee    F/C  Spurs



David Lee has a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN. Lee will have an MRI on Sunday morning to confirm, but the writing was on the wall when he was seen leaving the court in a wheelchair. Needless to say, Lee won't be playing in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday. Expect Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans to pick up some minutes with San Antonio's season on the line.

Al Horford    C  Celtics



Horford supplied 16 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt), six assists, twp rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes in Sunday's 111-108 Game 3 win in Cleveland.


May 21 - 8:18 AM

Avery Bradley    G  Celtics



Bradley scored 20 points (8-23 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 42 minutes during Sunday's 111-108 win over the Cavaliers.


May 21 - 12:09 AM

Marcus Smart    G  Celtics



Smart started Sunday's 111-108 win over the Cavaliers, finishing with 27 points (8-14 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block across 41 minutes.


May 21 - 12:09 AM

Kevin Love    F  Cavaliers



Love scored 28 points (8-16 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 36 minutes during Sunday's 111-108 loss to the Celtics.


May 21 - 12:09 AM

David Lee    F/C  Spurs



David Lee (left knee) will have an MRI on Sunday. He needed to come off the court in a wheelchair and was clearly in some pain. Lee took contact to his knee while he was in the air and he also landed awkwardly. Because Lee didn't shoot the free throws, he was automatically ruled out, so it's tough to gauge what he's dealing with. If he's out for Game 4, Pau Gasol and Davis Bertans should play more.

Kevin Durant    F  Warriors



Kevin Durant put on an offensive clinic during a Game 3 120-108 win over the Spurs on Saturday, scoring 33 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, three 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 38 minutes. He was on fire in the third quarter with 19 points in that frame, scoring the majority of those points in contested situations. According to ESPN, KD scored against eight different defenders, so coach Gregg Popovich just didn't have an answer. This was his third 30-point, 10-board game in these playoffs to get him to 16 in his career. There's obviously nothing to worry about from that calf injury from the first round and the Warriors clearly played it right to take it easy on him last month. This team is just so dangerous and also ties the record for most consecutive wins to start a postseason with 11 straight. They'll go for the sweep on Monday.

May 20 - 11:45 PM

JaVale McGee    C  Warriors



JaVale McGee started for Zaza Pachulia (heel) in Game 3 on Saturday, scoring 16 points with one rebound and one block in 13 minutes. If you had JaVale McGee leading the Warriors in scoring with 16 points in the first half for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, go play the lotto. McGee made LaMarcus Aldridge look arguably the worst he has all season while McGee didn't make many defensive mistakes. He was pulled somewhat early in the second half after a strong start from Aldridge, so maybe that's why. Regardless, expect McGee to start again for Game 3 with Zaza banged up.

May 20 - 11:43 PM

Stephen Curry    G  Warriors



Stephen Curry scored 21 points with five rebounds, three assists, six steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday. He passed Rick Barry for the Warriors all-time postseason record for points scored. Curry didn't have his best defensive game with a couple really bad fouls, which does happen more than it should for such a savvy player. On the offensive side, Curry isn't just counting on his jumpers and the Spurs continue to have trouble tracking him with his off-ball moves. Unlike last year, he looks very healthy in these playoffs.

May 20 - 11:41 PM

Andre Iguodala    G/F  Warriors



Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) scored two points with two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday. While he didn't have a formal minutes cap, coach Mike Brown did bring in Iguodala a little later than usual in the second half. Iggy did look healthy during his game and even had a coast-to-coast basket in the first half. He'll get plenty of time off before the NBA Finals.

May 20 - 11:38 PM