NBA News

Kyle Anderson    F  Spurs

 

 

Anderson recorded 20 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, four steals and two assists across 27 minutes during a 129-115 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

RotoWire

May 22 - 12:08 AM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Ginobili went for 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, three steals and one rebound across 32 minutes during a 129-115 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

RotoWire

May 22 - 12:08 AM

Stephen Curry    G  Warriors

 

 

Curry posted 36 points (14-24 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six assists and five rebounds across 34 minutes during a 129-115 win over the Spurs on Monday.

RotoWire

May 22 - 12:08 AM

Kevin Love    F/C  Cavaliers

 

 

Kevin Love made 8-of-16 field goals with seven 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 36 minutes of action. Love hit all seven of his 3-pointers in the first half, a perimeter barrage that kept Boston at bay and set a franchise record for first-half triples. He was solid defensively, as well, and has been terrific in the Conference Finals after a quiet first two rounds of the playoffs. Love's second-half disappearance on offense tonight is puzzling, but he's been much more involved on that end and should be a safe play when Cleveland looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead on Tuesday.

May 21 - 11:48 PM

Gerald Green    G/F  Celtics

 

 

Gerald Green shifted to the Celtics' bench on Sunday, posting five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in seven minutes. Green started Game 2 but came off the bench to begin the third quarter, telegraphing his demotion tonight. Brad Stevens continues to search for winning combinations in this series and he found some tonight, as the Celts pulled off an improbable 111-108 road win without Isaiah Thomas. Green's lack of activity in the victory doesn't bode well for Game 4.

May 21 - 11:46 PM

Jonas Jerebko    F  Celtics

 

 

Jonas Jerebko was huge in 13 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, one block and a pair of 3-pointers. Most of Jerebko's minutes came during a Boston run while LeBron James was resting, shifting the momentum toward the Celtics, and he was on the court to close out the game. The 6'10" Jerebko brought an aggressive energy for Boston off the bench, and based on tonight's success we expect him to earn solid minutes in Game 4 on Tuesday.

May 21 - 11:46 PM

Deron Williams    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Deron Williams failed to score in nine minutes of action during Sunday's Game 3 loss to the visiting Celtics. Williams is now averaging 2.0 points on combined 2-of-11 shooting in the series, while averaging 12.7 minutes off the bench. Richard Jefferson was also scoreless in four minutes, and Kyle Korver had just three points on 1-of-5 shooting, while Iman Shumpert chipped in six points, four boards and two assists. Channing Frye was a DNP-CD tonight and there's simply no way to trust the Cavs' reserves as DFS options.

May 21 - 11:45 PM

Marcus Smart    G  Celtics

 

 

Marcus Smart started Game 3 in place of Isaiah Thomas (hip), scoring a career-high 27 points on 8-of-14 FGs, including seven 3-pointers, with seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 41 minutes. Smart scored 20+ points just four times during the regular season, while shooting 35.9 percent from the field, and he chose an ideal time to break out offensively. Brad Stevens admitted that with Smart starting in place of Thomas the Celtics are "a little bit bigger across the board [defensively]," and they limited the Cavs' high-powered offense to a relatively low 108 points tonight. Backup PG Terry Rozier played just eight minutes tonight, and Smart should have a massive role again on Tuesday.

Mass Live

May 21 - 11:43 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Amir Johnson started on Sunday but had just two points and two rebounds in nine minutes. Johnson sprained his right shoulder during the first quarter but he did return, briefly, so we'll leave him off the injury report. He was torched defensively by Kevin Love, who made seven 3-pointers in the first half, and frontcourt reserves Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko had much more success tonight.

May 21 - 11:43 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Boston played through Al Horford during Sunday's Game 3 win in Cleveland, and he finished with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers. The Celtics took their first lead of the series on a bucket from Horford to open the scoring tonight, and his playmaking was critical. He shot just 7-of-18 from the field, but was aggressive in the post and allowed his teammates to get open looks -- they had six players in double-figures tonight. Kelly Olynyk was also effective with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three rebounds and two assists, and Boston used their size to score 36 points in the paint vs. 24 for the Cavs. They'll try to duplicate the feat and even the series on Tuesday.

May 21 - 11:41 PM