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John Wall    G  Wizards

 

 

John Wall made 10-of-12 from the field for 29 points in a 116-98 loss to the Hawks on Saturday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. He didn't get much help with Bradley Bealy only scoring 12 points on 6-of-20 from the field. The other four starters only combined for 30 in this game, as well. The Wizards starters were absolutely smashing in this series for the first two games, but the slow start led to their undoing. Wall's usage rate should be higher in Game 4 and he may try to put the team on his back even more than usual.

Apr 22 - 8:59 PM

DeMar DeRozan    G  Raptors

 

 

DeRozan scored 33 points (12-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-9 FT) while adding nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in 40 minutes during Saturday's 87-76 Game 4 win over the Bucks.

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Apr 22 - 8:58 PM

Shaun Livingston    G  Warriors

 

 

Livingston (finger) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Blazers.

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Apr 22 - 8:47 PM

Matt Barnes    F  Warriors

 

 

Barnes (foot) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against Portland.

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Apr 22 - 8:47 PM

Matt Barnes    G/F  Warriors

 

 

Matt Barnes (foot, ankle) will not play on Saturday in Game 3 against the Blazers. Even with Kevin Durant (calf) out, the Warriors should still be OK because of Andre Iguodala getting more postseason minutes than in the regular season. Pat McCaw will likely start and look to get some easy looks a la Harrison Barnes last year.

Apr 22 - 8:47 PM

Shaun Livingston    G  Warriors

 

 

Matt Barnes (right ankle, foot sprain) and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain, hand contusion) are out against the Blazers on Saturday. The Warriors will be a little thin on their bench, but it shouldn't be a big problem with Ian Clark, Pat McCaw and Andre Iguodala fully capable to pick up the slack. Plus, the starters will likely have their minutes extended today. Iguodala could have a breakout game today while Clark continues to roast the Blazers.

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Apr 22 - 8:45 PM

Kelly Oubre    F  Wizards

 

 

Kelly Oubre scored nine points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday. The Wizards may have to call on him more with Otto Porter (neck) getting hurt today. Oubre has shown he can have success as either a small-ball four or a small forward, so he should have no problem picking up the minutes -- he has played some SG in his career, too. If Porter is out, Oubre could be a viable DFS play.

Apr 22 - 8:36 PM

Kevin Durant    F  Warriors

 

 

Durant (calf) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

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Apr 22 - 8:33 PM

Otto Porter    F  Wizards

 

 

Otto Porter was dealing with a strained neck on Saturday, finishing with seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes. He was grimacing in the first half and the Wizards opted to hold him out for the final 18 minutes of this loss. Porter had a back problem earlier this month and it cost him two games, so perhaps this is related. If Porter can't go on Monday, Kelly Oubre and Bojan Bogdanovic will benefit the most.

Apr 22 - 8:32 PM

Otto Porter    F  Wizards

 

 

Porter will not return to Saturday's Game 3 against the Hawks due to a strained neck.

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Apr 22 - 8:28 PM