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Gordon Hayward nearly triple-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and a game-tying 3-pointer with 22.9 seconds left on Friday against the Suns.

Hayward and fellow extension-shunned Eric Bledsoe went toe-to-toe at the end of the game, and it was Bledsoe that came out on top as Hayward gave him a bit too much space for Bledsoe's game-winning answer with time essentially expiring. Still, this was the type of game that had Hayward, Bledsoe, Derrick Favors (14 points, career-high tying 17 boards, four assists) and Enes Kanter (20 points, 12 boards) all sky high on draft boards.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:56:00 AM

An MRI on Rudy Gobert (knee) revealed a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

This is good news for Gobert and he has no structural damage. However, a knee bone bruise usually results in a multiple-game absence, so Gobert should be considered doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday for now. Obviously the Jazz have to be feeling a lot better with this news and earning a big win on Saturday despite Gobert going down on the first play. If Gobert can't play, Derrick Favors, Jeff Withey and Joe Johnson figure to help out the most.
Apr 16 - 1:42 AM

Joe Johnson hit a four-foot floater at the buzzer to earn a 97-95 Game 1 win over the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

What a win for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert (knee) went down on the very first play of the game, so Johnson had to defend Blake Griffin throughout this game. Plus, Gobert has been a positive offensive presence with his growth as a roll man, so it was Johnson to the rescue on the offensive side for the team's highest scoring output. This was Johnson's eighth buzzer-beating game-winner in the regular season or playoffs over the last 10 seasons, which is the most in the NBA over that span. The seven-time All-Star is 35 years, but Playoff Joe Johnson knows no age limitation.
Apr 16 - 1:34 AM

Derrick Favors started the second half for Rudy Gobert (knee) against the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 15 points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes.

He was totally gassed at the end of this game and could barely get off the floor to go for a rebound. Since returning from injury on Apr. 7, Favors didn't play more than 21 minutes in those three games, averaging just 9.0 points, 4.3 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 17.0 minutes. His legs are going to be feeling it tomorrow, and thankfully the Jazz are off until Tuesday. If Gobert is out, the Jazz will likely have to play Favors 30 minutes, which is almost certainly more than they planned.
Apr 16 - 1:21 AM

Chris Paul scored 25 points during a 97-95 Game 1 loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

What a tough loss at home and this one isn't on Paul. CP3 kept the Clippers in this game with 10 consecutive Clippers points, but he just didn't get much help from the other stars. His 10 assists in the first half were the most he's handed out in any postseason half of his career, but he turned into a scorer late. Paul is coming in red hot over his previous seven, averaging 23.1 points, 4.7 boards, 10.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.9 treys. He's going to be asked to do a ton against the Jazz, so it's fair to expect even bigger games than this one especially if Rudy Gobert (knee) is out.
Apr 16 - 1:16 AM

Kawhi Leonard set a new playoff career-high five assists and matched his best with 32 points during an easy 111-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in just 32 minutes.

He scored 15 points in the third quarter to match Memphis' scoring output as a team in that frame and is really just unfair. Heck, even coach Gregg Popovich gave him credit after the game. "That's what star players do," Pop said after the game. Leonard made 11-of-14 from the field and all nine free throws, so it's abundantly clear the Grizzlies will miss Tony Allen (calf) a whole lot. There figures to be a lot of garbage time in this series, but Leonard is going to feast in the first three quarters. It looks like the Spurs will be just fine without Tim Duncan.
Apr 15 - 11:00 PM

Marc Gasol scored a playoff career-high 32 points during a 111-82 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

His previous high was 26 points, but it still wasn't enough. Coach David Fizdale said Gasol and Mike Conley were going to have to step up in a big way, but it looked like coach Gregg Popovich coached up his guys to be more aggressive against Gasol on defense. The Grizzlies are just not as good as the Spurs, but at least Gasol is going to get his in this series.
Apr 15 - 10:43 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a scoring clinic during a 97-83 win over the Raptors on Saturday, making 13-of-18 from the field for 28 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.

The Raptors simply had no answer for him. Antetokounmpo did it all as a scorer in all different types of sets, dunking the ball four times with five layups. Coach Jason Kidd has shown he's willing to play Antetokounmpo huge minutes and was already playing him 36.8 minutes per game when given two days off during the regular season, so Giannis could be getting minutes close to 40 the rest of the way. He's an absolute treat to watch and looks like fantasy's No. 2 pick next year.
Apr 15 - 9:53 PM

LeBron James scored 32 points during a 109-108 Game 1 win over the Pacers on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He was not looking for his shot early and didn't take his first attempt from the field until 2:32 left in the first quarter. After that miss, James went off with eight straight makes and just carried his team to victory. James has now won 18 consecutive games in the first round, and he's also won 12 straight postseason openers to tie him with Shaquille O'Neal for the longest streak in NBA history. This was his 12th 30-plus scoring, 10-plus assist postseason game, but you can expect several more in the next month. Playoff LeBron has arrived.
Source: ESPN Stats
Apr 15 - 6:35 PM

Kyrie Irving made 11-of-27 from the field for 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

When you think of Kyrie, you usually aren't thinking about his defense. Well, that's what may have saved the day with Irving picking up two key defensive plays in the final 2:14 with a block on a Jeff Teague floater and a steal on Myles Turner. The minutes and usage are great signs for Irving to have a huge postseason, but this isn't really a surprise.
Apr 15 - 6:27 PM

Paul George scored 29 points during a 109-108 loss in Cleveland on Saturday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

It looked like he was going to put up at least 40 points, but George's first field goal in the fourth quarter didn't come until just 40 seconds were left in the game. The Pacers had the ball down one with 20 seconds left and George was handling the ball on the last possession, but LeBron James came to double and made it very clear they didn't want George to beat them on the last possession. "Anybody but Paul George could take that last one," James said in his post-game interview on ABC. PG-13 gave it up to C.J. Miles, but he couldn't connect to give the Cavs a 1-0 lead. George has been magnificent in March and April, so expect him to have some massive stat lines in this series.
Apr 15 - 5:58 PM

Lance Stephenson played 27 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers.

He was effective in the fourth quarter and had the ball in his hands much more than expected. Considering the starting five's struggles in pick-and-roll defense due to their lack of size at the guard spots, there's a very good chance we see Stephenson get in the 30-34 minute range for Game 2 on Monday. He'll be a popular DFS play.
Apr 15 - 5:47 PM




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