NBA News

Vince Carter    G/F  Grizzlies

 

 

Vince Carter looked to have banged knees late in Saturday's game against the Spurs. He hobbled off the court and hopefully he'll be able to recover for Tuesday. If not, there will be more minutes going to James Ennis, Andrew Harrison and Troy Daniels.

Apr 22 - 11:48 PM

JaMychal Green    F/C  Grizzlies

 

 

JaMychal Green scored 14 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday. It's been quite some time since we saw J-Myke bring off-the-charts energy, but that's what the Grizzlies got today. Green is a very underrated defender and coach David Fizdale gave him some key fourth-quarter minutes during this one. As great as this outing was for him, Marc Gasol is a minutes eater like few other bigs and Fizz likes Zach Randolph a whole lot.

Apr 22 - 11:45 PM

Kawhi Leonard    G/F  Spurs

 

 

Kawhi Leonard was incredible during a 110-108 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a playoff career-high 43 points with eight rebounds, three assists, six blocks and seven 3-pointers. His fourth quarter was one for the ages, scoring the Spurs' final 16 points in regulation. The Grizzlies were throwing doubles at him for most of his halfcourt sets and coach David Fizdale mentioned he pulled out all the stops to try and stop him. "I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said after the game. Leonard's offense has been unreal in this series as he matched his playoff career-high 32 in Game 1, set a new career high in Game 2 with 37, and followed that up with this explosion. He did struggle a bit in overtime with some offensive mistakes, so maybe he is human after all. Regardless, this is Exhibit A for anyone who wants to argue Kawhi is the best player in the NBA.

Apr 22 - 11:40 PM

Tony Parker    G  Spurs

 

 

Tony Parker bounced back in Game 4 against the Grizzlies, scoring 22 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes. Those 37 minutes were by far the most he's played all season and in the playoffs. Parker hasn't hit the 32-minute mark since Jan. 10, so coach Gregg Popovich went into uncharted waters. After his zero-point, 19-minute game on Thursday, the Spurs have to be satisfied Parker was able to produce.

Apr 22 - 11:32 PM

David Lee    F/C  Spurs

 

 

David Lee made a spot start on Saturday, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss to the Grizzlies. He was not very good in the starting lineup, posting a -15 in the +/- stat. Dewayne Dedmon should feel better for Tuesday's Game 5, so expect Lee to move back to his role of minutes in the teens. He did not score in Game 3.

Apr 22 - 11:17 PM

Danny Green    G/F  Spurs

 

 

Danny Green made 2-of-9 from the field for five points with one rebound and one block in 26 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday. When Bad Danny Green shows up, you're going to notice. It wasn't just about his bad shooting line, he was also not the same defensive player. Green still saw a good amount of minutes in this game, but he may have a shorter leash in Game 4 on Tuesday.

Apr 22 - 11:11 PM

Noah Vonleh    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Noah Vonleh will move to the bench for Game 3 on Saturday. It makes sense as the Blazers try to limit the perimeter, so Vonleh may not get much playing time.

Apr 22 - 10:39 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz

 

 

Updating a previous item, Rudy Gobert (knee) remains doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday. The questionable update from earlier today did seem a little odd and another report called him unlikely to play, so Gobert likely needs at least another game off. The Jazz haven't provided many encouraging notes on Gobert outside of a report he is walking without a limp. For now, expect Derrick Favors to log most of the minutes at center. Joe Johnson, Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood also should benefit, especially with no Blake Griffin (toe).

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Apr 22 - 9:48 PM

Paul Millsap    F  Hawks

 

 

Paul Millsap torched the Wizards during the Game 3 116-98 victory, scoring 29 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in just 33 minutes. After battling through a knee injury earlier this month, it's safe to say he is back with this gem and a 27-point, 10-board game in Game 2. As great as the outing was, all the talk will be about how Markieff Morris called Millsap a "crybaby" on top of all the MMA talk leading up to this game. When Millsap found out about the comment, he had a little trash talk of his own. "I don't care. So what? Take his loss and go back to the hotel," Millsap said. The Hawks are about inconsistent as it gets for these playoff teams, but they sure can get hot in a hurry. All eyes will continue to be on the Millsap-Morris battle.

NBATV

Apr 22 - 9:42 PM

Paul Millsap    F  Hawks

 

 

Millsap scored 29 points (12-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-9 FT) while adding 14 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 116-98 Game 3 win over the Wizards.

RotoWire

Apr 22 - 9:39 PM