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Avery Bradley    G  Celtics

 

 

Bradley contributed 19 points (7-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 39 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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May 23 - 12:21 AM

Kyrie Irving    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Irving totaled 42 points (15-22 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 41 minutes during a 112-99 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

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May 23 - 12:21 AM

Marcus Smart    G  Celtics

 

 

Smart produced eight points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 40 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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May 23 - 12:21 AM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Manu Ginobili scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven assists, one rebound, three steals and one 3-pointer in Monday's 129-115 Game 4 loss as the Spurs were eliminated from the postseason. Making his first playoff start since 2013, Ginobili became the 24th player in NBA history to score 3,000+ postseason points. Ginobili will be 40 years old in July, but he hasn't decided if his NBA career is over -- he said he will take 3-4 weeks to discuss it over with his family. "I'll have to choose between two truly wonderful options," he said. One of the craftiest players in NBA history and a four-time champion, Ginobili should have a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for him regardless of what he decides.

May 23 - 12:21 AM

Klay Thompson    G  Warriors

 

 

Klay Thompson's struggles continued in Monday's Game 4 win over the Spurs, scoring 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting. He grabbed six rebounds with one assist and one triple in 34 minutes. Thompson hasn't been himself in the postseason with averages of 14.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting, a far cry from his regular season scoring average of 22.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. With nine days off until the NBA Finals, Thompson's struggles will be a major talking point with a potential matchup with the Cavaliers looming.

May 23 - 12:08 AM

Stephen Curry    G  Warriors

 

 

Stephen Curry dropped a game-high 36 points in Monday's 129-115 Game 4 win as the Warriors swept the Spurs. The Warriors will be back in the finals for the third year in a row. Curry shot 14-of-24 from the field with six rebounds, five assists and five 3-pointers and has never looked better, averaging 27.9 points per game in his previous 11 playoff games. Curry said after Game 3 that he's been battling a sore right (shooting) elbow for a little while, so the extra time off will be key -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals isn't until June 1. He will be looking to redeem himself after a poor showing in the Finals in 2015-16.

May 22 - 11:54 PM

Patty Mills    G  Spurs

 

 

Patty Mills scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting in Monday's Game 4 loss, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and three triples in 30 minutes. He's going to be kicking himself all summer because he was very disappointing in this series, but Mills did have a solid 2016-17 campaign with regular-season averages of 9.5 points, 3.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 44.0 percent shooting in 21.9 minutes per game. The PG will hit free agency this summer and turns 29 in July, so he can expect a massive raise after playing for just $3.5 million this season. Dejounte Murray is probably ready to take on more responsibility in San Antonio, so it's not a lock that Mills will be back with the Spurs.

May 22 - 11:46 PM

Jonathon Simmons    G/F  Spurs

 

 

Jonathon Simmons scored 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors as the Spurs were eliminated from the postseason. Simmons logged 25 minutes as a small-ball four, adding five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. You could argue that Simmons was San Antonio's most important player in the postseason not named Kawhi Leonard (ankle), so he can look forward to a significant pay raise this summer. Simmons is a restricted free agent, but the Spurs won't have much financial flexibility to bring him back unless Pau Gasol opts out. The Spurs may end up having to choose between Patty Mills or Simmons, but a move away from San Antonio would likely be good news for his fantasy value.

May 22 - 11:42 PM

Dejounte Murray    G  Spurs

 

 

Dejounte Murray was impressive in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors, finishing with nine points (2-of-7 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), seven assists, two rebounds and five steals in 29 minutes. He also set a new Spurs record for most steals in a playoff game (5), passing Manu Ginobili (4). Coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs are very high on the 20-year-old PG and he could potentially be the starter on opening night next season -- Tony Parker (quad) isn't going to be ready to go right away and Patty Mills becomes a free agent this summer. Expect Murray to light it up at the summer league.

Kyle Anderson    F  Spurs

 

 

Anderson will return to the bench for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

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May 22 - 10:55 PM