NBA News

Pau Gasol    C  Spurs

 

 

Gasol produced 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes during a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

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May 20 - 12:34 AM

David Lee    F  Spurs

 

 

Lee (knee) will have an MRI on his injured left knee Sunday, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports.

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May 20 - 12:31 AM

Kevin Durant    F  Warriors

 

 

Durant totaled 33 points (11-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 38 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Spurs on Saturday.

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May 20 - 12:31 AM

JaVale McGee    C  Warriors

 

 

McGee contributed 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 FT), one rebound and one block across 13 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Spurs on Saturday.

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May 20 - 12:31 AM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Ginobili recorded 21 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 18 minutes during a 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

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May 20 - 12:31 AM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics

 

 

Isaiah Thomas (right hip strain) has been playing through injury since the Wizards series and his injury is "considered significant," according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical. The report adds the Celtics had "doubts Thomas could play in Game 7" on Sunday, but he's been gutting it out since. Thomas hasn't quite looked right in some time, so perhaps this explains it. After not playing in the second half tonight, he'll likely have an MRI coming in the next day and the Celtics seem like the have no chance to make this a series. If IT is out, Marcus Smart will get some heavy run while Terry Rozier would also have to step up.

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May 19 - 11:20 PM

LeBron James    F  Cavaliers

 

 

LeBron James crushed the Celtics in Boston during a blowout 130-86 win on Friday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes. So it turns out he's not just a regular guy. The Cavs set the NBA playoffs record with a 41-point lead at halftime thanks to winning the second quarter 40-13 to get them to the 72-31 lead at the break. LeBron becomes the first player since Michael Jordan to score 30-plus points in eight consecutive games, and this one hands the Celtics their worst home playoff loss ever. The Cavs have also won 13 straight playoff games to tie the 1988-89 Lakers for the NBA record. LeBron is doing whatever he wants on offense and Celtics coach Brad Stevens may have to be more aggressive in defending him with more double teams. Regardless, it probably isn't going to matter.

May 19 - 11:01 PM

Kyrie Irving    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers. While LeBron James is stealing the show, Kyrie is starting to come around after an underwhelming start to this postseason. He beat up on the Celtics all season with 25.5 points per game on 62.8 true shooting percentage, so a big game today is no surprise. After the game on TNT, Irving also said the Cavs are playing "pissed off" ad they're being more aggressive. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) now banged up, it's possible Irving gets more Marcus Smart in Game 3. It probably won't matter.

May 19 - 10:56 PM

Kevin Love    F/C  Cavaliers

 

 

Kevin Love scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday. He's actually been a solid defender in this series and he's also lighting up the Celtics as a shooter. Love wasn't playing very well in the first two series, especially with just 12.0 points per game against the Raptors. Whatever happened in the time off, it's certainly helping. He's had a tough time against the Warriors, though.

May 19 - 10:55 PM

Jaylen Brown    F  Celtics

 

 

Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 19 points during an embarrassing 130-86 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers in 24 minutes. Yeah, he might not want to talk about LeBron James again. Before the game, Brown said LeBron is "just a regular guy" and there are bigger threats in his neighborhood. TD Garden probably won't have to worry about LeBron threatening the Celtics again as the Celtics take their 0-2 deficit to Cleveland. As bad as the Celtics were, at least Brown looked decent today and he probably deserves more minutes in Game 3. Maybe take the mic away from him, though.

May 19 - 10:54 PM